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.
In the majority of the capillaries and capillary veins the endothelium in the earliest stages shows various quantities of unevenly sized carbon particles, single or in clusters, sticking to the free surface of the protoplasm.
They all appear enlarged and have a tortuous course, especially the capillary veins.