met·​ar·​te·​ri·​ole -ˌär-ˈtir-ē-ˌōl How to pronounce metarteriole (audio)
: any of the delicate blood vessels that branch from the smallest arterioles and connect with the capillary bed

called also precapillary

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“Metarteriole.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

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