[ vas-kyuh-luh-rahyz ]
/ ˈvæs kyə ləˌraɪz /
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 .
OTHER WORDS FROM vascularizevas·cu·lar·i·za·tion, noun
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Medical definitions for vascularize
[ văs′kyə-lə-rīz′ ]
To make or become vascular.
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