arteriole

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

Other Words from arteriole

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

First Known Use of arteriole

1685, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for arteriole

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

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arteriole

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

Other Words from arteriole

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

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