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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A small body, such as the carotid body, consisting of an anastomosis between fine arterioles and veins and supporting structures.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A coil of choroid plexus extending into either lateral ventricle of the brain.
  • noun A coil of blood-vessels projecting into the body-cavity, or cœloma, in the region of the pronephros in the embryos of the lower vertebrates. (See cut in next column.)

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin.]

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