circulatory system


Definition of circulatory system

: the system of blood, blood vessels, lymphatics, and heart concerned with the circulation of the blood and lymph

Examples of circulatory system in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Thirteen-year-olds who weren't very popular with their peers growing up, a new study released Tuesday has found, seem to have a heightened risk of developing circulatory system disease in later life. Katie Hunt, CNN, "Unpopular teens could be at higher risk of heart conditions later in life, study suggests," 15 Sep. 2020 In this novel approach, the microchannel network—whose architectural design was inspired by the human circulatory system—was built within the semiconductor itself, not attached to it afterward. Mariana Lenharo, Scientific American, "Blood and Silicon: New Electronics-Cooling System Mimics Human Capillaries," 9 Sep. 2020 Ships, ports, and cities formed an invisible circulatory system. Joshua Sokol, The Atlantic, "The Worst Animal in the World," 20 Aug. 2020 Since its complications can include circulatory system damage that requires long-term monitoring, MIS-C is becoming a research priority. Maryn Mckenna, Wired, "New Data on How Many Kids Got That Covid Mystery Illness," 19 Aug. 2020 Aquarius rules the ankles as well as the circulatory system., "Horoscope," 15 Aug. 2020 The Baotou Municipal Health Commission said in a statement that the victim died from circulatory system failure. Zachary Halaschak, Washington Examiner, "Village locked down in China after resident dies from bubonic plague," 7 Aug. 2020 The patient died of circulatory system failure, according to the statement. Nectar Gan And Jessie Yeung, CNN, "China seals off village after bubonic plague death in Inner Mongolia," 7 Aug. 2020 Indeed, its ships are the circulatory system of global commerce and their 1.2m merchant seamen its lifeblood. The Economist, "Sailors are stranded at sea Cargo ship crews are stuck at sea," 20 June 2020

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First Known Use of circulatory system

1862, in the meaning defined above

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21 Sep 2020

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“Circulatory system.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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Kids Definition of circulatory system

: the system of the body that circulates blood and lymph and includes the heart and blood vessels

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Medical Definition of circulatory system

: the system of blood, blood vessels, lymphatics, and heart concerned with the circulation of the blood and lymph

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