rendered vascular by the formation of new blood vessels.

Nearby words

  1. vascular tissue,
  2. vascular zone,
  3. vascularity,
  4. vascularization,
  5. vascularize,
  6. vascularized graft,
  7. vasculature,
  8. vasculitis,
  9. vasculo-,
  10. vasculomyelinopathy

Origin of vascularized

First recorded in 1955–60; vascularize + -ed2



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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for vascularized




To make or become vascular.

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