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  1. rendered vascular by the formation of new blood vessels.
  2. vascular.
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Origin of vascularized

First recorded in 1955–60; vascularize + -ed2


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.
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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.
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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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vascularized in Medicine


  1. To make or become vascular.
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