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[vas] /væs/
noun, plural vasa
[vey-suh] /ˈveɪ sə/ (Show IPA).
Anatomy, Zoology, Botany.
a vessel or duct.
Origin of vas
First recorded in 1645-55, vas is from the Latin word vās vessel Unabridged
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noun (pl) vasa (ˈveɪsə)
(anatomy, zoology) a vessel, duct, or tube that carries a fluid
Word Origin
C17: from Latin: vessel
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Word Origin and History for vasa



plural vasa, Latin, literally "vessel." Vas deferens (plural vasa defferentia) is from 1570s.

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vasa in Medicine

vas (vās)
n. pl va·sa (vā'zə)
An anatomical duct or canal conveying any liquid, such as blood, lymph, chyle, or semen.

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