thebesian vessel

noun, sometimes capitalized T the·be·sian vessel
variants: or less commonly thebesian vein or thebesian channel \thə̇ˈbēzhən-\

Definition of thebesian vessel

:any of the minute veins of the heart wall that drain directly into the cavity of the heart

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Origin and Etymology of thebesian vessel

from Adam C. Thebesius †1732 German anatomist + English -an


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