- adj. Pertaining to the blood or blood vessels.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Pertaining to the blood or blood vessels; also, ventral. See hemal.
- adj. relating to the blood vessels or blood
- From Greek αἷμα (blood). (Wiktionary)
“The vascular system of Littorina littorea differs from the more familiar vertebrate pattern in a number of important respects: the heart receives primarily oxygenated blood to circulate to the body...; there is no capillary system between the arteries and veins but a series of indefinite haemal spaces, though these are not necessarily of dimensions very different from capillaries.”
“In the caudal region, instead of ribs projecting outwardly, there are haemal processes, inclined downwards and meeting below, forming an arch, the haemal arch, containing the caudal artery and vein -- the vein ventral to the artery -- and resembling the neural arch, which contains the spinal cord above, in shape and size.”
“Before throwing tail and hinder part of body away, note the myotomes of body wall, the notochord and vertebral body, neural canal, and, in the tail, the haemal canal.”
“Now he saw far above him the backbone of the apparatus and its big ribs, "like the neural and haemal canals," said”
“Your line of credit business may be a distributional pyxie or a twofold tubman patriarchy or semiweekly an nobelist haemal in stanhope.”
““like the neural and haemal canals,” said Kurt, who had dabbled in biology.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘haemal’.
List of adjectives such as everduring that do not frequent common speech and writing. A continuation of my list Adjectival Arcana, which had grown to over 7700 words and had become far too cumbersome.
Adjectives referring to blood
Hopefully, I'll be using this site for more than one year. It will be fun then to look back and see what new words I found worthy of notice in any given year.
All words spotted in 2008...
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