- pertaining to, composed of, or provided with vessels or ducts that convey fluids, as blood, lymph, or sap.
Origin of vascular
Examples from the Web for vascular
Back home, he became the chief of thoracic and vascular surgery at Harlem Hospital.The Black and White Men Who Saved Martin Luther King’s Life
January 20, 2014
But a raft of studies now shows that saturated fat does not increase your likelihood of vascular or heart disease.Eating More Fat Could Save Your Life
December 13, 2013
Vascular: relating to the blood-vessels or circulatory system.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
And further, it should be noted that he describes the latter membrane as a vascular one.Fathers of Biology
Entropion, with nebulous and vascular cornea in an old woman of seventy.At the Court of the Amr
John Alfred Gray
Secretory phenomena; vascular phenomena; perspirations, etc.Metapsychical Phenomena
A further mixture of characters is seen in the vascular bundles of the petioles.Ancient Plants
Marie C. Stopes
- biology anatomy of, relating to, or having vessels that conduct and circulate liquidsa vascular bundle; the blood vascular system
Word Origin and History for vascular
1670s, from Modern Latin vascularis "of or pertaining to vessels or tubes," from Latin vasculum, diminutive of vas "vessel."
- Of, relating to, or containing blood vessels.
- 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.