venule

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venule

[′ven·yül]
(anatomy)
A small vein.
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Miraculously, the small capillary veins around Sally's diseased heart managed to keep trickling in enough blood to keep her alive.
They all appear enlarged and have a tortuous course, especially the capillary veins. The endothelial cells are swollen; their oval, vesicular, clear nuclei bulge in many places into the lumen; their protoplasm acquires a certain degree of basophilia.
Many of the round ameboid cells are morphologically identical with common small and medium sized lymphocytes, as described in the foregoing for the blood, filling the enlarged capillaries and capillary veins. The only difference detected is the distinct ameboism of the cells in the tissue, while most of the intravascular specimens are spherical.