Meaning of “circulatory” in the English Dictionary

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"circulatory" in British English

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circulatoryadjective

/ˌsɜː.kjəˈleɪtəri/ /ˈsɝː.kjə.lə.tɔːr.i/

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  • A number of organs working together for the same purpose form a system. The chief systems of the body are the digestive system, the circulatory system, the respiratory system, the muscular system, and the nervous system. 
  • Additional causes are found in the circulatory disturbances in the pelvic organs, whereby the outflow of blood from the pelvic vessels is hindered a chronic congestion in the uterine vessels is produced. 
  • Being "in shock" means that a person's circulatory system is not working properly, and not enough blood is getting to the vital centers of his brain and spinal cord. 
  • Ethnic groups like the Danes, who eat enormous quantities of cholesterol-containing foods, have little circulatory disease. 
  • Plants have a low degree of sensibility, limited motion, respiratory and circulatory organs. 

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

"circulatory" in American English

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circulatoryadjective [ not gradable ]

/ˈsɜr·kjə·ləˌtɔr·i, -ˌtoʊr·i/

biology relating to the system that moves blood through the body and that includes the heart, arteries, and veins

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