microvascular

adjective
mi·​cro·​vas·​cu·​lar | \-ˈvas-kyə-lər \

Definition of microvascular 

: of, relating to, or constituting the part of the circulatory system made up of minute vessels (such as venules or capillaries) that average less than 0.3 millimeters in diameter

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Other Words from microvascular

microvasculature \ -​lə-​ˌchu̇r , -​ˌtyu̇r, -​ˌtu̇r \ noun

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Scott Baio‘s wife Renee Baio revealed on Saturday that she was diagnosed with microvascular brain disease. Dave Quinn, PEOPLE.com, "Scott Baio's Wife Renee Has Been Diagnosed with Brain Disease," 10 Mar. 2018 As Patel writes, the second stage of the latest ear transplant, known as microvascular free tissue transfer, only became popular in the late 1990s. Julissa Treviño, Smithsonian, "Doctors ‘Grow’ Ear for Transplant in Patient’s Forearm," 16 May 2018 Scott Baio's wife was diagnosed with microvascular brain disease in October 2017, the couple confirmed Saturday. Sara M Moniuszko, USA TODAY, "Scott Baio's wife reveals microvascular brain disease diagnosis," 10 Mar. 2018 Low levels of estrogen after menopause pose a significant risk factor for developing cardiovascular disease in the smaller blood vessels (coronary microvascular disease). Mayo Clinic News Network (tns), The Seattle Times, "Women and heart disease: Know the symptoms and risk factors," 4 Feb. 2018 According to Goldberg, that higher rate of microvascular dysfunction might help explain why women are more prone to blood vessel constriction when stressed. Amy Norton, chicagotribune.com, "Women's hearts may be more vulnerable to stress," 22 Dec. 2017 Shortness of breath, fatigue or pain in the jaw, left arm, back or neck may be warning signs of microvascular dysfunction or an imminent heart attack. Roni Caryn Rabin, New York Times, "Is Microvascular Heart Disease a Serious Condition?," 29 Sep. 2017 On her 61st birthday in 2010, Gerda Saunders was diagnosed with microvascular disease, a leading cause of dementia. Gerda Saunders, Slate Magazine, "Fashion adventures, and misadventures, while living with dementia.," 5 June 2017

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1959, in the meaning defined above

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microvascular

adjective
mi·​cro·​vas·​cu·​lar | \ˌmī-krō-ˈvas-kyə-lər \

Medical Definition of microvascular 

: of, relating to, or constituting the part of the circulatory system made up of minute vessels (as venules or capillaries) that average less than 0.3 millimeters in diameter

Other Words from microvascular

microvasculature \ -​lə-​ˌchu̇(ə)r, -​ˌt(y)u̇(ə)r \ noun

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