Definition of vascular in English:

vascular

Line breaks: vas¦cu|lar
Pronunciation: /ˈvaskjʊlə
 
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adjective

Anatomy , Zoology , & Medicine
  • 1Relating to, affecting, or consisting of a vessel or vessels, especially those which carry blood: vascular disease the vascular system
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    • And of course cholesterol levels in the blood are related to your blood vessels of your vascular system.
    • Here, we have engineered blood vessels from vascular cells in elderly men.
    • Smokers have a greater incidence of coronary heart disease, myocardial infarction, peripheral vascular disease, and reduced healing rates.
  • 1.1 Botany Relating to or denoting the plant tissues (xylem and phloem) which conduct water, sap, and nutrients in flowering plants, ferns, and their relatives.
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    • Xylem vessels, the vascular tubes responsible for water transport throughout the plant, are formed by tracheary elements.
    • The most obvious manifestation of this is the development of wood, or secondary xylem, from the vascular cambium.
    • Accumulation was found first in the xylem, then in vascular parenchyma and then in the thick-walled sieve elements.

Derivatives

vascularity

Pronunciation: /-ˈlarɪti/
noun
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  • Much like the meniscus, the labrum has a relatively low healing potential because of decreased vascularity.
  • A subsequent neck ultrasound revealed a hypoechoic, well-circumscribed, 1.8-cm mass with moderate vascularity in the lower pole of the right thyroid lobe.
  • The approximate locations of the major fissures are inferred from areas of relatively sparse pulmonary vascularity.

Origin

late 17th century: from modern Latin vascularis, from Latin vasculum (see vasculum).

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