vas·​cu·​lar·​i·​ty ˌva-skyə-ˈler-ə-tē How to pronounce vascularity (audio)
: the quality or state of being vascular
Mosses lack vascularity.
especially : the condition of being supplied with blood vessels
… the ultrasonogram also showed … increased vascularity around the lower uterine segment … Ming-Yuan Hong
bodybuilding : the state of having large, prominent veins in the muscles
Go to any bodybuilding competition and you will find men with impressive veins. But is vascularity really a sign of fitness?Tania Tarafdar
… talk about vascularity—the veins snaked across his arms like freeways on a map of L.A.Arthur Lubow

Examples of vascularity in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1785, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of vascularity was in 1785

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Cite this Entry

“Vascularity.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition


vas·​cu·​lar·​i·​ty ˌvas-kyə-ˈlar-ət-ē How to pronounce vascularity (audio)
plural vascularities
: the quality or state of being vascular
tumor vascularity
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