Definition of Arteriole

1. Noun. One of the small thin-walled arteries that end in capillaries.

Exact synonyms: Arteriola, Capillary Artery
Generic synonyms: Arteria, Arterial Blood Vessel, Artery
Derivative terms: Arteriolar, Arteriolar

Definition of Arteriole

1. n. A small artery.

Definition of Arteriole

1. Noun. (anatomy) One of the small branches of an artery, especially one that connects with capillaries. ¹

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Definition of Arteriole

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Medical Definition of Arteriole

1. A minute artery, especially one that leads to a capillary. (17 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Arteriole

arteriola glomerularis afferens
arteriola glomerularis efferens
arteriola macularis inferior
arteriola macularis superior
arteriola medialis retinae
arteriola nasalis retinae inferior
arteriola nasalis retinae superior
arteriola temporalis retinae inferior
arteriola temporalis retinae superior
arteriolae rectae
arteriolar nephrosclerosis
arteriolar network
arteriolar sclerosis
arteriole (current term)
arteriolovenular anastomosis
arteriolovenular bridge

Literary usage of Arteriole

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Anatomical Names: Especially the Basle Nomina Anatomica ("BNA") by Albert Chauncey Eycleshymer, Daniel Martin Schoemaker, Roy Lee Moodie, Wilhelm His (1917)
"... nasalis retinae inferior—96:31 = Inferior nasal arteriole [or venule] of ... Inferior temporal arteriole [or venule] of retina — temporalis retinae ..."

2. A Study of the human blood-vessels in health and disease: A Supplement to by Arthur Vincent Meigs (1907)
"19 represents an arteriole in the peduncle which attached a small fatty tumor to ... The vessel has three coats like any normal arteriole, and the muscular ..."

3. Elements of histology by Edward Klein, John Sydney Edkins (1898)
"The papilla has a capillary loop, or rather a minute arteriole, a capillary loop, and a descending vein, and the fibrous tissue of the hair-sac possesses ..."

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