A vessel through which blood circulates in the body. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blood_vessel http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BTO_0001102 ]

Synonyms: vascular tree organ region region of vascular tree organ

This is just here as a test because I lose it

Term information

database cross reference

uberon_slim, efo_slim, pheno_slim, vertebrate_core

depicted by


editor note

consider adopting the EMAPA superclass 'vascular element', which includes microvasculature (e.g. capillaries), vascular plexus

external definition

Any of the vessels through which blood circulates in the body.[AAO]

Any of the vessels through which blood circulates in the body. [XAO:0001011_][VHOG]

external ontology notes

FMA:63183 Blood vessel is categorized as 'general anatomical term'. Suggestion to map to region of vascular tree from Terry H at JAX

has broad synonym

vascular element

has related synonym

vas sanguineum

homology notes

The appearance of Chordata and subsequently the vertebrates is accompanied by a rapid structural diversification of this primitive linear heart: looping, unidirectional circulation, an enclosed vasculature, and the conduction system.[well established][VHOG]



taxon notes

annelids have blood vessels, but this class is not applicable to annelids.