mi·​cro·​cir·​cu·​la·​tion | \ ˌmī-krō-ˌsər-kyə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce microcirculation (audio) \

Definition of microcirculation

: blood circulation in the microvascular system also : the microvascular system itself

Other Words from microcirculation

microcirculatory \ ˌmī-​krō-​ˈsər-​kyə-​lə-​ˌtȯr-​ē How to pronounce microcirculation (audio) \ adjective

Examples of microcirculation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web White Lucent Anti-Dark Circles Eye Cream from Shiseido is dermatologist- and ophthalmologist-tested, and its formulation brightens the skin around the eyes by working on microcirculation and pigmentation to diminish unsightly dark circles. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 3 June 2022 Without healthy circulation and microcirculation, the skin, like any other organ, doesn’t function as well. Fiorella Valdesolo, WSJ, 13 Aug. 2021 Their Antirougeurs Calm Soothing Repair Mask is said to reduce redness by supporting microcirculation and calming irritated skin. Los Angeles Times, 28 Aug. 2019 Tools like a dry brush and a Japanese exfoliating mitt help rev up microcirculation and encourage gentle exfoliation, while a shimmery coffee scrub by the Australian brand Frank lends a celebratory air. Laura Regensdorf, Vogue, 8 Dec. 2017 With facial rejuvenation acupuncture, the needles are able to stimulate microcirculation in the face as well as collagen production. Alainna Lexie Beddie, New York Times, 4 Jan. 2017 SkinClinical uses a collagen- and elasticity-boosting (and patented!) formula called SBD-4 that boosts the skin’s microcirculation, which in turn fights and reverses signs of aging and environmental wear. Adam Hurly, GQ, 30 June 2017 See More

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1955, in the meaning defined above

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mi·​cro·​cir·​cu·​la·​tion | \ ˈmī-krō-ˌsər-kyə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce microcirculation (audio) \

Medical Definition of microcirculation

: blood circulation in the microvascular system also : the microvascular system itself

Other Words from microcirculation

microcirculatory \ ˌmī-​krō-​ˈsər-​kyə-​lə-​ˌtōr-​ē, -​ˌtȯr-​ How to pronounce microcirculation (audio) \ adjective


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