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avascular

Syllabification: a·vas·cu·lar
Pronunciation: /əˈvaskyələr, āˈvas-
 
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Definition of avascular in English:

adjective

Medicine
Characterized by or associated with a lack of blood vessels.
Example sentences
  • She had undergone a right hip replacement because of avascular necrosis of the femoral head associated with use of corticosteroids.
  • Defects of the hip's cartilage can be caused by osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, avascular necrosis, and trauma.
  • The areas with aggregates of cavernous-type blood vessels alternated with avascular zones.

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