blood vessel


Definition of blood vessel

: any of the vessels through which blood circulates in the body

Examples of blood vessel in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This substance makes your blood vessel walls tighten like a pair of Spanx so that your blood vessels get more narrow. Bruce Y. Lee, Forbes, 26 Mar. 2022 That is otherwise known as a fasciotomy and is done to reduce nerve or blood vessel damage. Lorenzo Reyes, USA TODAY, 8 Apr. 2022 For instance, the donor pig was equipped with genes to help prevent blood clots and regulate blood vessel strength. Joanna Thompson, Scientific American, 20 Jan. 2022 Patients also had a 17% heightened risk of developing a pulmonary embolism, a clot that develops in a blood vessel and travels to a lung artery, up to six months after having the virus. Mary Kekatos, ABC News, 6 Apr. 2022 The damage is caused when a blood vessel inside the skull ruptures, causing blood to pool between the brain and its surroundings. Los Angeles Times, 11 Feb. 2022 Coronary angiogram, where a catheter is inserted into a blood vessel (usually in your wrist or groin artery) and guided to your heart’s arteries to help your doctor search for blood flow blockages. Korin Miller, SELF, 19 Feb. 2022 To Bota, this suggested that marizomib might be capable of passing through blood vessel walls to access brain tissue directly, something very few cancer drugs can do. Stephanie Stone, Smithsonian Magazine, 2 Sep. 2021 One rare but serious risk of getting filler is vascular occlusion, which happens when a provider accidentally injects the filler into a blood vessel. Kaitlin Clark, Allure, 9 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of blood vessel

1655, in the meaning defined above

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13 May 2022

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“Blood vessel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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Kids Definition of blood vessel

: an artery, vein, or capillary of the body

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Medical Definition of blood vessel

: any of the vessels through which blood circulates in the body

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