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vascularize

[ vas-kyuh-luh-rahyz ]
/ ˈvæs kyə ləˌraɪz /
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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.

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

Origin of vascularize

First recorded in 1890–95; vascular + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM vascularize

vas·cu·lar·i·za·tion, noun
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Medical definitions for vascularize

vascularize
[ văskyə-lə-rīz′ ]

v.

To make or become vascular.
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