vas

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noun, plural va·sa [vey-suh] /ˈveɪ sə/. Anatomy, Zoology, Botany.

a vessel or duct.

Nearby words

  1. varvel,
  2. vary,
  3. varying hare,
  4. varèse,
  5. varèse, edgard,
  6. vas deferens,
  7. vas efferens,
  8. vas-,
  9. vasa,
  10. vasa brevia

Origin of vas

First recorded in 1645–55, vas is from the Latin word vās vessel

vas-

variant of vaso- before a vowel: vasectomy.
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British Dictionary definitions for vas

vas

noun plural vasa (ˈveɪsə)

anatomy zoology a vessel, duct, or tube that carries a fluid

Word Origin for vas

C17: from Latin: vessel

vas-

combining form

a variant of vaso-
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Word Origin and History for vas

vas

n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for vas

vas

[văs]

n. pl. va•sa ()

An anatomical duct or canal conveying any liquid, such as blood, lymph, chyle, or semen.

vas-

pref.

Variant ofvaso-

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