venule

noun
ve·​nule | \ ˈvēn-(ˌ)yül How to pronounce venule (audio) , ˈven- How to pronounce venule (audio) \

Definition of venule

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

First Known Use of venule

circa 1850, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for venule

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

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“Venule.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/venule. Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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venule

noun
ve·​nule | \ ˈvēn-(ˌ)yü(ə)l How to pronounce venule (audio) , ˈven- How to pronounce venule (audio) \

Medical Definition of venule

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

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