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vascular

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adjective vas·cu·lar \ˈvas-kyə-lər\

Simple Definition of vascular

  • medical : of or relating to the veins, arteries, etc., that carry fluids (such as blood) through the body

Full Definition of vascular

  1. 1 :  of or relating to a channel for the conveyance of a body fluid (as blood of an animal or sap of a plant) or to a system of such channels; also :  supplied with or made up of such channels and especially blood vessels <a vascular tumor> <a vascular system>

  2. 2 :  marked by vigor and ardor :  passionate

vas·cu·lar·i·ty play \ˌvas-kyə-ˈla-rə-tē\ noun

Origin of vascular

New Latin vascularis, from Latin vasculum small vessel, diminutive of vas


First Known Use: circa 1673


Medical Dictionary

vascular

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adjective vas·cu·lar \ˈvas-kyə-lər\

Medical Definition of vascular

  1. 1:  of, relating to, constituting, or affecting a tube or a system of tubes for the conveyance of a body fluid (as blood or lymph) <vascular disease> <vascular surgical techniques>

  2. 2:  supplied with or containing ducts and especially blood vessels <a vascular tumor> <the vascular layer of the skin>




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