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arteriole (s) (noun), arterioles (pl)
Small channels that are farther away from the heart than the larger vessels: The arteries that divide into smaller branches are called arterioles and because of the highly oxygenated state of the blood flowing through them, it has a bright red color.
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(Latin: of, pertaining to, or resembling hair; minute [hairlike] blood vessels that connect the arterioles and the venules)