vas

1 of 2

noun

plural vasa ˈvā-zə How to pronounce vas (audio)
: an anatomical vessel : duct
vasal adjective

vas-

2 of 2

combining form

variants or vaso-
1
: vessel: such as
a
: blood vessel
vasomotor
b
: vas deferens
vasectomy
2
: vascular and
vasovagal
3
: vasomotor
vasoactive

Examples of vas in a Sentence

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Noun
When asked about vas-blocking techniques, Amory, the University of Washington researcher, expressed some concern. Nathaniel Scharping, Discover Magazine, 1 May 2018 See all Example Sentences for vas 

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Word History

Etymology

Noun

borrowed from New Latin vās, vāsus, going back to Latin, "container, vessel," going back to Italic *wāss- of obscure origin

Combining form

New Latin, from Latin vas

First Known Use

Noun

1651, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of vas was in 1651

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“Vas.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vas. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

vas

1 of 2 noun
plural vasa ˈvā-zə How to pronounce vas (audio)
: an anatomical vessel : duct

VAS

2 of 2 abbreviation
visual analog scale

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