vascularize

[vas-kyuh-luh-rahyz]
verb (used without object), vas·cu·lar·ized, vas·cu·lar·iz·ing. Biology.
  1. (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.
  1. 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
  1. the development of blood vessels in an organ or part
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vascularization in Medicine

vascularization

[văs′kyə-lər-ĭ-zāshən]
n.
  1. The formation of blood vessels.
  2. An abnormal or pathological formation of blood vessels.

vascularize

[văskyə-lə-rīz′]
v.
  1. To make or become vascular.
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