from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The bodily system consisting of the heart, blood vessels, and blood that circulates blood throughout the body, delivers nutrients and other essential materials to cells, and removes waste products. Also called cardiovascular system.
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- n. The parts of a animal body comprising the heart, veins, capillaries and arteries.
- n. The parts of a machine responsible for the circulation of some fluid.
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- n. the organs and tissues involved in circulating blood and lymph through the body
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Over the following weeks of gestation the pattern of blood vessels becomes simplified by stages and loses its original symmetry, and by the time the infant is born its circulatory system has become strongly left-biased – quite unlike the neat symmetry of the fish-like early embryo.
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