[ vas-kyuh-luh-rahyzd ]
/ ˈvæs kyə ləˌraɪzd /


rendered vascular by the formation of new blood vessels.

Origin of vascularized

First recorded in 1955–60; vascularize + -ed2

Definition for vascularized (2 of 2)

[ 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.
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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Medical definitions for vascularized

[ văskyə-lə-rīz′ ]


To make or become vascular.
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