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Circulatory system   /sˈərkjələtˌɔri sˈɪstəm/   Listen
Circulatory system

The organs and tissues involved in circulating blood and lymph through the body.  Synonym: cardiovascular system.

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"Circulatory system" Quotes from Famous Books

... for us to consider in this machine is the device for distributing this fuel to the various parts of the machine where it is to be used as a source of energy, corresponding in a sense to the fireman of a locomotive. This mechanism we call the circulatory system. It consists of a series of tubes, or blood vessels, running to every part of the body and supplying every bit of tissue. Within the tubes is the blood, which, from its liquid nature, is easily forced around the body through ...
— The Story of the Living Machine • H. W. Conn

... was, and ever shall be! Paris is not France. If the Germans had taken Paris they would have occupied the bodily heart, the centre of her circulatory system; but the spirit of France their heavy hands would not have clutched, for it never dwelt there. Paris is hard and hurried; France is not. Paris loves pleasure; France loves life. Paris is a brilliant ...
— Another Sheaf • John Galsworthy

Words linked to "Circulatory system" :   venation, venous blood vessel, fetal circulation, lymph, vascular system, ticker, blood vessel, body, cardiovascular system, heart, lymph gland, node, physical structure, lymph node, pump, blood stream, organic structure, vein, liver, bloodstream, vena, foetal circulation, venous blood system

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