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[vas-kyuh-luh-rahyz] /ˈvæs kyə ləˌraɪz/
verb (used without object), vascularized, vascularizing. Biology.
(of a tissue or embryo) to develop or extend blood vessels or other fluid-bearing vessels or ducts; become vascular.
verb (used with object), vascularized, vascularizing. Biology, Surgery.
to supply (an organ or tissue) with blood vessels.
Also, especially British, vascularise.
Origin of vascularize
First recorded in 1890-95; vascular + -ize
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vascularization, noun Unabridged
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vascularised in Medicine

vascularize vas·cu·lar·ize (vās'kyə-lə-rīz')
v. vas·cu·lar·ized, vas·cu·lar·iz·ing, vas·cu·lar·iz·es
To make or become vascular.

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