vasa vasorum

noun plural
vasa va·​so·​rum | \ -vā-ˈsōr-əm How to pronounce vasa vasorum (audio) \

Medical Definition of vasa vasorum

: small blood vessels that supply or drain the walls of the larger arteries and veins and connect with a branch of the same vessel or a neighboring vessel

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