vasculature

noun
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

Examples of vasculature in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For vasculature, this translates to the costs of making veins and pumping fluids through them. Emily Singer, Scientific American, "In Natural Networks, Strength in Loops," 20 Aug. 2013 For vasculature, this translates to the costs of making veins and pumping fluids through them. Emily Singer, Scientific American, "In Natural Networks, Strength in Loops," 20 Aug. 2013 If the interstellar probe makes a close pass by the sun and pushes hydrogen into its shield’s vasculature, the hydrogen will expand and explode from a nozzle at the end of the pipe. Daniel Oberhaus, Wired, "A Solar-Powered Rocket Might Be Our Ticket to Interstellar Space," 20 Nov. 2020 The pathologists continued searching other organs for signs of SARS-CoV-2 infiltration and found clues that the virus may hide in vasculature throughout the body. Emma Yasinski Undark, Smithsonian Magazine, "Why Autopsies Are Proving Vital During Covid-19," 28 Oct. 2020 The most common persistent symptoms include arthritis, fatigue, cognitive dysfunction, and vasculature issues such as atrial fibrillation, cardiomyopathies and blood clotting. Sumathi Reddy, WSJ, "Four Different Family Members. Four Different Covid-19 Outcomes.," 28 Sep. 2020 Before Sestan’s team adjusted the settings, the fluid might not completely permeate the vasculature of the organ, leaving parts of the brain essentially untreated. Matthew Shaer, New York Times, "Scientists Are Giving Dead Brains New Life. What Could Go Wrong?," 2 July 2019 This pattern can be found scattered throughout nature and structural engineering: in the brain’s cerebral vasculature, arrays of fungi living underground, the convoluted shape of a foraging slime mold and the metal bracings of the Eiffel Tower. Quanta Magazine, "In Natural Networks, Strength in Loops," 14 Aug. 2013 But there is not a lot of good literature on pig vasculature. Matthew Shaer, New York Times, "Scientists Are Giving Dead Brains New Life. What Could Go Wrong?," 2 July 2019

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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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26 Mar 2021

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“Vasculature.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vasculature. Accessed 8 May. 2021.

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vasculature

noun
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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