Definitions for venuleˈvɛn yul

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ven•uleˈvɛn yul(n.)

  1. a small vein.

    Category: Anatomy, Botany, Zoology

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

    Category: Entomology

Origin of venule:

1840–50; < L vēnula. See vein , -ule

ven′u•lar-yə lər; -ˌloʊs; -ləs(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. venule, venula, capillary vein(noun)

    a minute vein continuous with a capillary

Wiktionary

  1. venule(Noun)

    A small vein, especially one that connects capillaries to a larger vein.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Venule(noun)

    a small vein; a veinlet; specifically (Zool.), one of the small branches of the veins of the wings in insects

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  1. Venule

    A venule is a very small blood vessel in the microcirculation that allows blood to return from the capillary beds to the larger blood vessels called veins. Venules range from 7 to 50μm in diameter. Veins contain approximately 70% of total blood volume, 25% of which is contained in the venules. Venules are blood vessels that drain blood directly from the capillary beds. Many venules unite to form a vein.

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