- pertaining to, composed of, or provided with vessels or ducts that convey fluids, as blood, lymph, or sap.
Also vas·cu·lose [vas-kyuh-lohs] /ˈvæs kyəˌloʊs/, vas·cu·lous [vas-kyuh-luh s] /ˈvæs kyə ləs/.
Origin of vascular
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The same vascular and non-vascular serous reduplications are found passing between the ileum and ccum.
The preparation illustrates the type resulting from the reduction in size and extent of the non-vascular and mesenteric folds.
The non-vascular intermediate fold extends to the rest of the appendix.
Wounds of non-vascular bodies such as these are always slow to heal, and, by reason of their slowness, invite septic infection.Diseases of the Horse's Foot
Harry Caulton Reeks
Cartilage being a non-vascular tissue, the reparative process goes on slowly, and it may be many weeks before it is complete.Manual of Surgery
Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
- biology anatomy of, relating to, or having vessels that conduct and circulate liquidsa vascular bundle; the blood vascular system
C17: from New Latin vāsculāris, from Latin: vasculum
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Word Origin and History for non-vascular
1670s, from Modern Latin vascularis "of or pertaining to vessels or tubes," from Latin vasculum, diminutive of vas "vessel."
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- Of, relating to, or containing blood vessels.
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- Relating to the vessels of the body, especially the arteries and veins, that carry blood and lymph.
- Relating to or having xylem and phloem, plant tissues highly specialized for carrying water, dissolved nutrients, and food from one part of a plant to another. Ferns and all seed-bearing plants have vascular tissues; bryophytes, such as mosses, do not. See more at phloem xylem.
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