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[vas-kyuh-luh m]
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noun, plural vas·cu·la [vas-kyuh-luh] /ˈvæs kyə lə/, vas·cu·lums.
  1. a kind of case or box used by botanists for carrying specimens as they are collected.

Origin of vasculum

First recorded in 1825–35, vasculum is from the Latin word vāsculum little vessel. See vas, -cule1
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British Dictionary definitions for vascula


noun plural -la (-lə) or -lums
  1. a metal box used by botanists in the field for carrying botanical specimens

Word Origin

C19: from Latin: little vessel, from vas
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