vasa vasorum

noun plural

vasa va·​so·​rum -vā-ˈsōr-əm How to pronounce vasa vasorum (audio)
: 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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“Vasa vasorum.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/vasa%20vasorum. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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