venule


venule

noun

  1. a small vein.
  2. one of the branches of a vein in the wing of an insect.

noun

  1. anatomy any of the small branches of a vein that receives oxygen-depleted blood from the capillaries and returns it to the heart via the venous system
  2. any of the branches of a vein in an insect’s wing
n.

1850, from Latin venula, diminutive of vena “vein” (see vein).

n.

  1. A small vein, especially one joining capillaries to larger veins.capillary vein

  1. Any of the smaller veins that connect the capillaries to larger veins.

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