vascular

adjective
vas·​cu·​lar | \ ˈva-skyə-lər \

Definition of vascular

1 : of or relating to a channel for the conveyance of a body fluid (such as blood of an animal or sap of a plant) or to a system of such channels also : supplied with or made up of such channels and especially blood vessels a vascular tumor a vascular system
2 : marked by vigor and ardor : passionate

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Other Words from vascular

vascularity \ ˌva-​skyə-​ˈler-​ə-​tē , -​ˈla-​rə-​ \ noun

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About 60 percent are due to diabetes, peripheral vascular disease and flesh-eating bacterial infections, according to Susan Gregg, the director of media relations for UW Medicine, which oversees Harborview. Christine Clarridge, The Seattle Times, "At Harborview, where 175 limb amputations are performed yearly, a support group offers help," 8 Oct. 2018 In recent studies, people who had had a bout of depression had more proteins associated with vascular disease and fewer proteins associated with general cell health in their blood than people who never had the disease. Jacqueline Detwiler, Popular Mechanics, "The Heroes of Science Who Are Unlocking the Brain," 3 Oct. 2018 Saunas may also stimulate the immune system, improve vascular health and reduce inflammation, stress and circulating blood cholesterol, Kunutsor adds. Jamie Ducharme, Time, "Here's Another Reason Saunas Are So Good For You," 2 May 2018 The authors also say their own research analysis overlooked key indicators of health: Liver function, vascular function, cardiovascular events, and kidney function. Jaclyn London, Ms, Rd, Cdn, Good Housekeeping, "The 5 Most Common Arguments for the Keto Diet, Debunked," 28 Aug. 2018 Jerry McCauley, chief of nephrology at Thomas Jefferson University, said two relatively common kidney conditions can be diagnosed with imaging and treated with embolization: a vascular malformation or a benign mass called angiomyolipoma. Marie Mccullough, Philly.com, "Melania Trump treated for benign kidney condition at Walter Reed," 14 May 2018 His wife, Andrea Müller, said the cause was complications of vascular dementia. Richard Sandomir, New York Times, "Robby Müller, Inventive Cinematographer, Is Dead at 78," 10 July 2018 Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Even though Tyler's arm was mangled, the major nerve supply to it was intact, said Dr. Matthew Goldman, an assistant professor of vascular surgery at Wake Forest Baptist. Bruce Henderson, charlotteobserver, "A boy's arm was severed in an accident. But his mom's quick thinking saved him.," 25 June 2018 He was carted off the field after a dislocation of his left knee and doctors had to perform an emergency vascular surgery in order to save his left leg. Scooby Axson, SI.com, "Report: Bears Signs Zach Miller To One-Year Deal After Major Knee Injury," 4 June 2018

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First Known Use of vascular

circa 1673, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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vascular

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of vascular

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

vascular

adjective
vas·​cu·​lar | \ ˈva-skyə-lər \

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

vascular

adjective
vas·​cu·​lar | \ ˈvas-kyə-lər \

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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