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  • n. The capillaries that supply blood to vessels larger than 1 mm. They supply blood to the adventitia and middle tunicae.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any small blood vessel ramifying on the outside of a major artery or vein

Etymologies

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

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