vaso-


a combining form meaning “vessel,” used in the formation of compound words: vasoconstrictor.

Nearby words

  1. vashon island,
  2. vashti,
  3. vasifaction,
  4. vasiform,
  5. vasitis,
  6. vaso-orchidostomy,
  7. vasoactive,
  8. vasoactive amine,
  9. vasoactive intestinal polypeptide,
  10. vasoconstriction

Also especially before a vowel, vas-.

Origin of vaso-

< Latin vās vessel + -o-

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British Dictionary definitions for vaso-

vaso-

before a vowel vas-

combining form

indicating a blood vesselvasodilator
indicating the vas deferensvasectomy

Word Origin for vaso-

from Latin vās vessel

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Medicine definitions for vaso-

vaso-

pref.

Blood vessel:vasoconstriction.
Vas deferens:vasectomy.
Vessel:vasiform.

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