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noun, plural va·sa [vey-suh] /ˈveɪ sə/. Anatomy, Zoology, Botany.
  1. a vessel or duct.
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Origin of vas

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

vas-

  1. variant of vaso- before a vowel: vasectomy.
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Examples from the Web for vas

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  • If you vas not busy I should so like just one half-hour of conversation.

    Is He Popenjoy?

    Anthony Trollope

  • It vas not so soft, sleeping on Frau Nature's heart in the desert, nicht wahr!

    The Forbidden Trail

    Honor Willsie

  • I beg your pardon,' says the artist, 'I quite forgot poor Mary vas dere.

    Art in England

    Dutton Cook

  • Sister Mariechen vas sitting on a pench, and she ask me what I want.

    Boyhood

    Leo Tolstoy

  • Johann drew ze fatal nomper, and me vas not necessary to pe Soldat.

    Boyhood

    Leo Tolstoy


British Dictionary definitions for vas

vas

noun plural vasa (ˈveɪsə)
  1. anatomy zoology a vessel, duct, or tube that carries a fluid
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Word Origin

C17: from Latin: vessel

vas-

combining form
  1. a variant of vaso-
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Word Origin and History for vas

n.

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

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

vas in Medicine

vas

(văs)
n. pl. va•sa ()
  1. An anatomical duct or canal conveying any liquid, such as blood, lymph, chyle, or semen.
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vas-

pref.
  1. Variant ofvaso-