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vascular

[ vas-kyuh-ler ]
/ ˈvæs kyə lər /
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adjective Biology.
pertaining to, composed of, or provided with vessels or ducts that convey fluids, as blood, lymph, or sap.
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Also vas·cu·lose [vas-kyuh-lohs], /ˈvæs kyəˌloʊs/, vas·cu·lous [vas-kyuh-luhs]. /ˈvæs kyə ləs/.

Origin of vascular

From the New Latin word vāsculāris, dating back to 1665–75. See vasculum, -ar1

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British Dictionary definitions for vascular

vascular
/ (ˈvæskjʊlə) /

adjective
biology anatomy of, relating to, or having vessels that conduct and circulate liquidsa vascular bundle; the blood vascular system

Derived forms of vascular

vascularity (ˌvæskjʊˈlærɪtɪ), nounvascularly, adverb

Word Origin for vascular

C17: from New Latin vāsculāris, from Latin: vasculum
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Medical definitions for vascular

vascular
[ văskyə-lər ]

adj.
Of, relating to, or containing blood vessels.
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Scientific definitions for vascular

vascular
[ văskyə-lər ]

Relating to the vessels of the body, especially the arteries and veins, that carry blood and lymph.
Relating to or having xylem and phloem, plant tissues highly specialized for carrying water, dissolved nutrients, and food from one part of a plant to another. Ferns and all seed-bearing plants have vascular tissues; bryophytes, such as mosses, do not. See more at phloem xylem.
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