vasculum

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noun vas·cu·lum \ˈva-skyə-ləm\

Definition of vasculum

plural

vascula

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  1. :  a usually metal and commonly cylindrical or flattened covered box used in collecting plants

Illustration of vasculum

Origin and Etymology of vasculum

borrowed from Latin vāsculum “small vessel,” from vās “container” + -culum, diminutive suffix


First Known Use: 1782


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