arteriole

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noun ar·te·ri·ole \ är-ˈtir-ē-ˌōl \

Definition of arteriole

:any of the small terminal twigs of an artery that ends in capillaries

arteriolar

play \-ˌtir-ē-ˈō-ˌlär, -lər\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of arteriole

French or New Latin; French artériole, probably from New Latin arteriola, diminutive of Latin arteria


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arteriole

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noun ar·te·ri·ole \ är-ˈtir-ē-ˌōl \

medical Definition of arteriole

:any of the small terminal twigs of an artery that ends in capillaries

arteriolar

play \-ˌtir-ē-ˈō-ˌlär, -lər\ adjective

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