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 After falling in love on the job, Samar developed vascular dementia and left to an island to spare Aram from taking care of her. Alamin Yohannes,, 5 May 2022 The class will cover what vascular dementia is, its causes and what folks can do to help prevent the disease. Linda Mcintosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 29 Apr. 2022 His brother, Doug Korty, said the cause was vascular dementia. New York Times, 24 Mar. 2022 She was diagnosed with vascular dementia seven years ago and is a board member for Dementia Advocacy Canada, which supports restrictions on Aduhelm’s availability. Tribune News Service, oregonlive, 13 Mar. 2022 James said his parents, Fob and Bobbie James, live in Miami, where his mother is receiving care for vascular dementia. Mike Cason |, al, 15 Sep. 2021 Gladwin is a heart, vascular and lung physician and scientist, and currently serves as a professor and chair of the department of medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Meredith Cohn, Baltimore Sun, 20 Apr. 2022 In a study co-authored by physicians Luciano Bernardi and Peter Sleight, loudness increases in vocal and orchestral music produced vascular constriction and blood pressure increases proportionate to these crescendos. Grace Leslie, Scientific American, 18 Sep. 2021 The skin of her arms and legs was a hue between purple and charcoal, a side effect of vascular constriction caused by the ventilator. Peter Jamison Washington Post, Star Tribune, 6 July 2021 See More

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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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18 May 2022

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“Vascular.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for vascular


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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