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vas

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

a vessel or duct.

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Origin of vas

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

Definition for vas (2 of 2)

vas-

variant of vaso- before a vowel: vasectomy.
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British Dictionary definitions for vas (1 of 2)

vas
/ (væs) /

noun plural vasa (ˈveɪsə)

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

Word Origin for vas

C17: from Latin: vessel

British Dictionary definitions for vas (2 of 2)

vas-

combining form

a variant of vaso-
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Medical definitions for vas (1 of 2)

vas
[ văs ]

n. pl. va•sa ()

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

Medical definitions for vas (2 of 2)

vas-

pref.

Variant ofvaso-
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