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See also: bloodvessel
blood vessel (plural blood vessels)
- (anatomy) A component of the circulatory system, such as an artery, capillary, or vein, that carries blood.
- 2013 July-August, Stephen P. Lownie, David M. Pelz, “Stents to Prevent Stroke”, in American Scientist:
- As we age, the major arteries of our bodies frequently become thickened with plaque, a fatty material with an oatmeal-like consistency that builds up along the inner lining of blood vessels.
component of the circulatory system that carries blood