Definition of vascularize in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈvaskyələˌrīz/


[with object] Biology & Anatomy
Provide (a tissue or structure) with vessels, especially blood vessels; make vascular: (as adjective vascularized) the endocrine glands are highly vascularized tissues
More example sentences
  • More recently, vascularized bone graft from the distal radius has been shown to result in accelerated healing.
  • Angiographically, it is a poorly vascularized lesion, deriving its blood supply from the hepatic arterial system.
  • The skin of birds is composed of an epidermis and a well vascularized dermal layer.



Pronunciation: /ˌvaskyələˌrīˈzāSH(ə)n/
Pronunciation: /ˌvaskyələrəˈzāSH(ə)n/
Example sentences
  • Poor vascularization of the target area is one of the reasons that high-dose antibiotic therapy is needed to treat malignant otitis externa.
  • Their prominent vascularization poses a risk of hemorrhage.
  • More work is necessary to delineate whether this could be one of the driving forces for increased vascularization.

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Syllabification: vas·cu·lar·ize

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