Definition of venule in English:

venule

noun

Anatomy
  • A very small vein, especially one collecting blood from the capillaries.

    • ‘This is dependent upon accessing the capillaries, venules, and arterioles of the dermis and subcutaneous tissues.’
    • ‘Blood then goes back through the capillaries into venules, and then to larger veins until it reaches the vena cavae.’
    • ‘In the capillary bed, venules connect the arterial system to the venous system.’
    • ‘Cherry angiomas are composed of dilated capillaries and postcapillary venules.’
    • ‘Little is known regarding the pathogenesis of PVOD or why the disease is localized to pulmonary veins and venules.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: from Latin venula, diminutive of vena vein.

Pronunciation:

venule

/ˈvenyo͞ol/