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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History and Etymology for thebesian vessel

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

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“Thebesian vessel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2021.

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