Meaning of “blood vessel” in the English Dictionary

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"blood vessel" in English

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blood vesselnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈblʌd ˌves.əl/ us /ˈblʌd ˌves.əl/

Examples from literature

  • Give directions for checking the flow of blood from small and from large blood vessels. 
  • The blood vessels and their branches that carry blood from the heart to all parts of the body. 
  • The epithelium, like the cuticle, is without blood vessels, nerves, or glands. 
  • Tumors like the tissues of the normal body are nourished by the blood and contain blood vessels often in great numbers. 
  • You see in fishes the blood vessels come into the gills and get the oxygen. 

(Definition of “blood vessel” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"blood vessel" in American English

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blood vesselnoun [ C ]

/ˈblʌd ˌves·əl/

any of the tubes through which blood flows in the body

(Definition of “blood vessel” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)