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Pulmonary venule

Definition
noun, plural: pulmonary venules
The venule surrounding the alveolus of the lung and carries oxygen-rich blood.
Supplement
The pulmonary venules connect the capillaries to the pulmonary vein, directing the oxygen-rich blood from the capillaries to the pulmonary vein towards the heart.
Compare: systemic venule


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