Definition of circulatory system in English:

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circulatory system


The system that circulates blood and lymph through the body, consisting of the heart, blood vessels, blood, lymph, and the lymphatic vessels and glands. Also called cardiovascular system.
Example sentences
  • The heart, lungs, and blood vessels make up the circulatory system of the human body.
  • Then, as the embryonic circulatory system develops, blood vessels grow into the villi on the implanted side of the embryo; this becomes the fetal component of the placenta.
  • These cells move throughout the body through the circulatory system or through the lymphatic system, often lodging in tiny capillaries.

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