avascular

adjective

avas·​cu·​lar (ˌ)ā-ˈva-skyə-lər How to pronounce avascular (audio)
: having few or no blood vessels
avascular tissue
avascularity noun

Examples of avascular in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Garrison was a Pro Bowler once and a 1,000-yard rusher four times – once after missing two seasons because of avascular necrosis. Mark Inabinett | Minabinett@al.com, al, 26 Apr. 2023 The Brodel’s line, in biology, denotes an avascular plane where the rich vascular tree of blood vessels and capillaries peters out. Steve Volk, Discover Magazine, 21 Jan. 2015 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, 5 June 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

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 28 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

avascular

adjective
avas·​cu·​lar (ˈ)ā-ˈvas-kyə-lər How to pronounce avascular (audio)
: having few or no blood vessels
the lens is a very avascular structure
avascular necrosis
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