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vascularize Line breaks: vas¦cu¦lar|ize
Pronunciation: /ˈvaskjʊlərʌɪz/
(also vascularise)

Definition of vascularize in English:


[with object] Biology & Anatomy
Provide (a tissue or structure) with vessels, especially blood vessels; make vascular: (as adjective vascularized) vascularized pelvic fins
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: /vaskjʊlərʌɪˈzeɪʃ(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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