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Systemic venule

Definition
noun, plural: systemic venules
The venule that connects the capillary bed to the systemic vein to return the low-oxygen blood back to the heart.
Supplement
The systemic capillaries merge to form the systemic venules, which in turn, merge to form the systemic vein.
Compare: systemic arteriole


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