Also vas·cu·lose [vas-kyuh-lohs] /ˈvæs kyəˌloʊs/, vas·cu·lous [vas-kyuh-luh s] /ˈvæs kyə ləs/.

Origin of vascular

From the New Latin word vāsculāris, dating back to 1665–75. See vasculum, -ar1
Related formsvas·cu·lar·i·ty [vas-kyuh-lar-i-tee] /ˌvæs kyəˈlær ɪ ti/, nounvas·cu·lar·ly, adverbhy·per·vas·cu·lar, adjectivehy·per·vas·cu·lar·i·ty, nounin·ter·vas·cu·lar, adjectivenon·vas·cu·lar, adjectivenon·vas·cu·lar·ly, adverbnon·vas·cu·lose, adjectivenon·vas·cu·lous, adjectiveun·vas·cu·lar, adjectiveun·vas·cu·lar·ly, adverbun·vas·cu·lous, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for vascularities


  1. biology anatomy of, relating to, or having vessels that conduct and circulate liquidsa vascular bundle; the blood vascular system
Derived Formsvascularity (ˌvæskjʊˈlærɪtɪ), nounvascularly, adverb

Word Origin for vascular

C17: from New Latin vāsculāris, from Latin: vasculum
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Word Origin and History for vascularities



1670s, from Modern Latin vascularis "of or pertaining to vessels or tubes," from Latin vasculum, diminutive of vas "vessel."

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vascularities in Medicine


  1. Of, relating to, or containing blood vessels.
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vascularities in Science


  1. Relating to the vessels of the body, especially the arteries and veins, that carry blood and lymph.
  2. 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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