venule

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noun ve·nule \ˈvēn-(ˌ)yül, ˈven-\

Definition of venule

  1. :  a small vein; especially :  any of the minute veins connecting the capillaries with the larger systemic veins

Origin and Etymology of venule

borrowed from Latin vēnula, from vēna 1vein + -ula -ule


First Known Use: circa 1850


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venule

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noun ve·nule \ˈvēn-(ˌ)yü(ə)l, ˈven-\

Medical Definition of venule

  1. :  a small vein; especially :  any of the minute veins connecting the capillaries with the larger systemic veins

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