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vasculature

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noun vas·cu·la·ture \ˈvas-kyə-lə-ˌchu̇r, -ˌtyu̇r, -ˌtu̇r\

Definition of vasculature

  1. :  the blood vessels or arrangement of blood vessels in an organ or part



Origin and Etymology of vasculature

Latin vasculum vessel + English -ature (as in musculature)


First Known Use: circa 1927


Medical Dictionary

vasculature

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noun vas·cu·la·ture \ˈvas-kyə-lə-ˌchu̇(ə)r, -ˌt(y)u̇(ə)r\

Medical Definition of vasculature

  1. :  the disposition or arrangement of blood vessels in an organ or part <vasoconstriction of the renal vasculature—Mary Jo Holechek>




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