Definition of vasculum in English:

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vasculum

Pronunciation: /ˈvaskjʊləm/

noun (plural vascula /ˈvaskjʊlə/)

A container used by botanists when collecting plants, typically in the form of a flattened cylindrical metal case with a lengthwise opening, carried by a shoulder strap.
Example sentences
  • Many plants may be kept in the vasculum for several days if needed without sustaining injury.
  • The plastic bag has universally replaced the vasculum, but care needs to be taken to protect from the sun.
  • Several specimens may be placed in one vasculum, but be cautious to not damage delicate leaves and flowers.

Origin

Late 18th century: from Latin, diminutive of vas 'vessel'.

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