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

Dictionary Entries Near vasa vasorum

Cite this Entry

“Vasa vasorum.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!