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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - One of the small thin-walled blood vessels that end in capillaries.

Usage examples (18)
  • Branching of the blood vessels can be glimpsed to the lower right where two smaller arterioles join the larger vessel.
  • Pulmonary arteriole muscularization in lambs with diaphragmatic hernia after combined tracheal occlusion/glucocorticoid therapy.
  • The wall of the arteriole had been abraded by the injury and was not entirely blocked by the clot which embraced the section of nerve fibers and cells tightly.
  • If you put them into reverse, we will just back out of this capillary and eventually -- not a very long eventually, either -- we will be back at the junction point and in the... for more
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