HyperDic: circulatory_system

English > 1 sense of the expression circulatory system:
NOUNbodycirculatory system, cardiovascular systemthe organs and tissues involved in circulating blood and lymph through the body
English > circulatory system: 1 sense > noun 1, body
MeaningThe organs and tissues involved in circulating blood and lymph through the body.
Synonymcardiovascular system
Part ofbody, organic structureThe entire structure of an organism (an animal, plant, or human being)
Partsblood vesselA vessel in which blood circulates
bloodstream, blood streamThe blood flowing through the circulatory system
heart, pump, tickerThe hollow muscular organ located behind the sternum and between the lungs
liverlarge and complicated reddish-brown glandular organ located in the upper right portion of the abdominal cavity
lymphA thin coagulable fluid (similar to plasma but) containing white blood cells (lymphocytes) and chyle
lymph node, lymph gland, nodeThe source of lymph and lymphocytes
vein, vena, venous blood vesselA blood vessel that carries blood from the capillaries toward the heart
venation, venous blood system(zoology) the system of venous blood vessels in an animal
Narrowerfetal circulation, foetal circulationThe system of blood vessels and structures through which blood moves in a fetus
Broadervascular systemThe vessels and tissue that carry or circulate fluids such as blood or lymph or sap through the body of an animal or plant
Spanishaparato circulatorio, sistema cardiovascular, sistema circulatorio
Catalansistema cardiovascular, sistema circulatori
Adjectivescirculatoryrelating to circulatory system or to circulation of the blood

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