vas·​cu·​lar | \ ˈva-skyə-lər How to pronounce vascular (audio) \

Definition of vascular

: of, relating to, or affecting a channel for the conveyance of a body fluid (such as blood of an animal or sap of a plant) or a system of such channels vascular cells vascular diseases a vascular surgeon also : supplied with or made up of such channels and especially blood vessels a vascular tumor a vascular system

Examples of vascular in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The company is a medical device company that manufactures devices for interventional therapies to treat vascular conditions such as stroke and aneurysms. - Investing Reimagined, Forbes, "Top Stocks To Buy In March," 5 Mar. 2021 This kind of extreme cold can also damage a plant’s vascular system, which transports water and nutrients throughout the plant body. Richard A. Marini, San Antonio Express-News, "The freeze-damaged plants in San Antonio yards have homeowners asking: How do I help my plants recover?," 23 Feb. 2021 Icu Medical is a company that develops, manufactures, and sells medical technologies used in vascular therapy, oncology, and critical care applications worldwide. - Investing Reimagined, Forbes, "Top Stocks To Buy Today As The Reopening Rotation Continues," 5 Mar. 2021 Patients with vascular dementia had the highest risk of contracting COVID-19 — with odds more than three times higher — followed by patients with presenile dementia, senile dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and post-traumatic dementia. Julie Washington, cleveland, "Dementia patients, especially if Black, at higher risk for COVID-19, says CWRU study," 3 Mar. 2021 Other types of dementia include frontotemporal degeneration, Lewy body dementia and vascular cognitive impairment. Paula Spencer Scott, Star Tribune, "8 myths about dementia that it's time to forget," 24 Feb. 2021 To achieve a wood-like material, the researchers had to prompt the plant cells to differentiate into vascular cell types, which transport water and minerals and make up woody tissue. Keith Gillogly, Wired, "Nature Makes Wood. Could a Lab Make It Better?," 16 Feb. 2021 At the graft site, the plants form a kind of scar, or callus, that reestablishes the flow of water and nutrients through vascular tissues across the wound and sometimes gives rise to new shoots. Quanta Magazine, "Plant Cells of Different Species Can Swap Organelles," 20 Jan. 2021 Her daughter Claudia Silver confirmed the cause of death to the New York Times as vascular dementia. Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times, "Joan Micklin Silver, director of ‘Hester Street’ and ‘Crossing Delancey,’ dies at 85," 2 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of vascular

circa 1673, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for vascular

borrowed from New Latin vāsculāris, from Latin vāsculum "small vessel" (from vās "container" + -culum, diminutive suffix) + -āris -ar — more at vas

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The first known use of vascular was circa 1673

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“Vascular.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of vascular

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


vas·​cu·​lar | \ ˈva-skyə-lər How to pronounce vascular (audio) \

Kids Definition of vascular

: of, relating to, containing, or being bodily vessels that carry fluid (as blood in an animal or sap in a plant) a tree's vascular system


vas·​cu·​lar | \ ˈvas-kyə-lər How to pronounce vascular (audio) \

Medical Definition of vascular

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

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