vasculum

[ vas-kyuh-luh m ]
/ ˈvæs kyə ləm /

noun, plural vas·cu·la [vas-kyuh-luh] /ˈvæs kyə lə/, vas·cu·lums.

a kind of case or box used by botanists for carrying specimens as they are collected.

Nearby words

  1. vasculitis,
  2. vasculo-,
  3. vasculomyelinopathy,
  4. vasculopathy,
  5. vasculous,
  6. vase,
  7. vasectomize,
  8. vasectomy,
  9. vaseline,
  10. vashon island

Origin of vasculum

First recorded in 1825–35, vasculum is from the Latin word vāsculum little vessel. See vas, -cule1

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British Dictionary definitions for vascula

vasculum

/ (ˈvæskjʊləm) /

noun plural -la (-lə) or -lums

a metal box used by botanists in the field for carrying botanical specimens

Word Origin for vasculum

C19: from Latin: little vessel, from vas

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