Definition of blood vessel noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


blood vessel

BrE BrE//ˈblʌd vesl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈblʌd vesl//
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any of the tubes through which blood flows through the body broken blood vessels The knife had missed the major blood vessels. blood vessels supplying nutrition to the skin see also artery, capillary, vein
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