a plant having a vascular system.
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- vascular hemophilia,
- vascular keratitis,
- vascular layer,
- vascular leiomyoma,
- vascular nerve,
- vascular polyp,
- vascular ray,
- vascular ring,
- vascular spider,
- vascular system
Origin of vascular plant
First recorded in 1860–65
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Any of various plants that have the vascular tissues xylem and phloem. The vascular plants include all seed-bearing plants (the gymnosperms and angiosperms) and the pteridophytes (including the ferns, lycophytes, and horsetails). Also called tracheophyte Compare nonvascular plant.
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