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 Dictionary entry overview: What does cardiovascular system mean? 

  The noun CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM has 1 sense:

1. the organs and tissues involved in circulating blood and lymph through the body

  Familiarity information: CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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The organs and tissues involved in circulating blood and lymph through the body

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Nouns denoting body parts


cardiovascular system; circulatory system

Hypernyms ("cardiovascular system" is a kind of...):

vascular system (the vessels and tissue that carry or circulate fluids such as blood or lymph or sap through the body of an animal or plant)

Meronyms (parts of "cardiovascular system"):

liver (large and complicated reddish-brown glandular organ located in the upper right portion of the abdominal cavity; secretes bile and functions in metabolism of protein and carbohydrate and fat; synthesizes substances involved in the clotting of the blood; synthesizes vitamin A; detoxifies poisonous substances and breaks down worn-out erythrocytes)

heart; pump; ticker (the hollow muscular organ located behind the sternum and between the lungs; its rhythmic contractions move the blood through the body)

bloodstream (the blood flowing through the circulatory system)

lymph (a thin coagulable fluid (similar to plasma but) containing white blood cells (lymphocytes) and chyle; is conveyed to the blood stream by lymphatic vessels)

blood vessel (a vessel in which blood circulates)

vein; vena; venous blood vessel (a 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)

lymph gland; lymph node; node (the source of lymph and lymphocytes)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "cardiovascular system"):

fetal circulation; foetal circulation (the system of blood vessels and structures through which blood moves in a fetus)

Holonyms ("cardiovascular system" is a part of...):

body; organic structure; physical structure (the entire structure of an organism (especially an animal or human being))

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