- a vessel or duct.
Origin of vas
First recorded in 1645–55, vas is from the Latin word vās vessel
- variant of vaso- before a vowel: vasectomy.
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Examples from the Web for vas
Vasalgel, a reversible form of male birth control, just took one step closer to your vas deferens.
Vasalgel, a reversible, non-hormonal polymer that blocks the vas deferens, is about to enter human trials.
One of the things I love to do is offload a bunch of tasks to my VAs around 9PM each night.Just Don’t Do It: Why You Should Outsource More of Your Life
February 22, 2014
If you vas not busy I should so like just one half-hour of conversation.Is He Popenjoy?
It vas not so soft, sleeping on Frau Nature's heart in the desert, nicht wahr!The Forbidden Trail
I beg your pardon,' says the artist, 'I quite forgot poor Mary vas dere.Art in England
Sister Mariechen vas sitting on a pench, and she ask me what I want.
Johann drew ze fatal nomper, and me vas not necessary to pe Soldat.
- anatomy zoology a vessel, duct, or tube that carries a fluid
C17: from Latin: vessel
- a variant of vaso-
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Word Origin and History for vas
plural vasa, Latin, literally "vessel." Vas deferens (plural vasa defferentia) is from 1570s.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- An anatomical duct or canal conveying any liquid, such as blood, lymph, chyle, or semen.
- Variant ofvaso-
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