vasa vasorum

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Etymology[edit]

From the Latin vasa, plural of vas (vessel) + vasorum, the plural the genitive of vas (vessel). Meaning "vessels of the vessels."

Noun[edit]

vasa vasorum (plural only)

  1. (anatomy) The capillaries that supply blood to vessels larger than 1 mm. They supply blood to the adventitia and middle tunicae.

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