vas·​cu·​la·​ture | \ ˈva-skyə-lə-chər How to pronounce vasculature (audio) , -ˌchu̇r, -ˌtyu̇r, -ˌtu̇r\

Definition of vasculature

: the blood vessels or arrangement of blood vessels in an organ or part

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My body tried to correct this by flooding my vasculature with a protein that constricts blood vessels. Kyle Dickman, Outside Online, "A Rattle with Death in Yosemite," 20 June 2018 Years of severe fasting, not for health but for social change, had damaged his vasculature system long ago. Christopher Rosen,, "Stars mourn death of civil rights activist and comedian Dick Gregory," 20 Aug. 2017 The problem is always assembly—getting a variety of cell types to neatly arrange into intricate and functional structures while allowing life-sustaining vasculature to permeate the tissue is tough. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Human liver cells seeded in mouse expands 50-fold to functional organoid," 22 July 2017

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First Known Use of vasculature

circa 1927, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for vasculature

vascul(ar) + -ature (in musculature)

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The first known use of vasculature was circa 1927

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vas·​cu·​la·​ture | \ ˈvas-kyə-lə-ˌchu̇(ə)r, -ˌt(y)u̇(ə)r How to pronounce vasculature (audio) \

Medical Definition of vasculature

: the disposition or arrangement of blood vessels in an organ or part vasoconstriction of the renal vasculature— Mary Jo Holechek

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