avas·​cu·​lar | \ (ˌ)ā-ˈva-skyə-lər How to pronounce avascular (audio) \

Definition of avascular

: having few or no blood vessels avascular tissue

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avascularity \ ˌā-​ˌva-​skyə-​ˈler-​ə-​tē How to pronounce avascularity (audio) , -​ˈla-​rə-​ \ noun

Examples of avascular in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This can lead to degenerative joint disease (traumatic arthritis), recurrent instability or avascular necrosis (where the blood supply to the femoral head is disrupted). Profootballdoc, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Dennis Pitta should walk away now," 5 June 2017

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First Known Use of avascular

1879, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of avascular was in 1879

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“Avascular.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/avascular. Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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avas·​cu·​lar | \ (ˈ)ā-ˈvas-kyə-lər How to pronounce avascular (audio) \

Medical Definition of avascular

: having few or no blood vessels the lens is a very avascular structure avascular necrosis

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