vascularize

[vas-kyuh-luh-rahyz]

verb (used without object), vas·cu·lar·ized, vas·cu·lar·iz·ing. Biology.

(of a tissue or embryo) to develop or extend blood vessels or other fluid-bearing vessels or ducts; become vascular.

verb (used with object), vas·cu·lar·ized, vas·cu·lar·iz·ing. Biology, Surgery.

to supply (an organ or tissue) with blood vessels.

Also especially British, vas·cu·lar·ise.

Origin of vascularize

First recorded in 1890–95; vascular + -ize
Related formsvas·cu·lar·i·za·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for vascularization

vascularization

vascularisation

noun

the development of blood vessels in an organ or part
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vascularization in Medicine

vascularization

[văs′kyə-lər-ĭ-zāshən]

n.

The formation of blood vessels.
An abnormal or pathological formation of blood vessels.

vascularize

[văskyə-lə-rīz′]

v.

To make or become vascular.
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