[ vas ]
/ væs /
noun, plural va·sa [vey-suh]. /ˈveɪ sə/. Anatomy, Zoology, Botany.
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Origin of vas
First recorded in 1645–55, vas is from the Latin word vās vessel
Other definitions for vas (2 of 2)
variant of vaso- before a vowel: vasectomy.
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How to use vas in a sentence
Gustavus Vasa was a young fellow there, who dexterously escaped this Bloodbath, and afterwards came to something.
The mob dragged the unfortunate Fersen to the foot of Gustavus Vasa's statue, and there beat and ill-treated him till he died.
The chair of Gustavus Vasa, of inlaid ivory, and covered with purple velvet, stands in this room.
Their progress was one series of triumphs, till they placed Gustavus Vasa on the throne of Sweden.
Did Vasa, with his heavy-lidded eyes, and that infinitely adorable lady Fafaia, wander down to the beach to watch them land?
British Dictionary definitions for vas (1 of 2)
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)
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Medical definitions for vas (1 of 2)
n. pl. va•sa (vā′zə)
An anatomical duct or canal conveying any liquid, such as blood, lymph, chyle, or semen.
Medical definitions for vas (2 of 2)
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