What does vascular mean?

Definitions for vascularˈvæs kyə lər

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word vascular.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. vascular(adj)

    of or relating to or having vessels that conduct and circulate fluids

    "vascular constriction"; "a vascular bundle"


  1. vascular(Adjective)

    Of, pertaining to, or containing vessels that conduct or circulate fluids, such as blood, lymph, or sap, through the body of an animal or plant.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vascular(adj)

    consisting of, or containing, vessels as an essential part of a structure; full of vessels; specifically (Bot.), pertaining to, or containing, special ducts, or tubes, for the circulation of sap

  2. Vascular(adj)

    operating by means of, or made up of an arrangement of, vessels; as, the vascular system in animals, including the arteries, veins, capillaries, lacteals, etc

  3. Vascular(adj)

    of or pertaining to the vessels of animal and vegetable bodies; as, the vascular functions

  4. Vascular(adj)

    of or pertaining to the higher division of plants, that is, the phaenogamous plants, all of which are vascular, in distinction from the cryptogams, which to a large extent are cellular only

  5. Origin: [L. vasculum a small vessel, dim. of vas vessel: cf. F. vasculaire. See Vase, and cf. Vessel.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Vascular

    vas′kū-lar, adj. of or relating to the vessels of animal and vegetable bodies.—n.pl. Vasculā′res, a division of the vegetable kingdom embracing plants with vessels or ducts.—v.t. Vas′cularise.—n. Vascular′ity.—adv. Vas′cularly.—adjs. Vasculif′erous; Vas′culiform.—ns. Vas′culose, the substance, closely allied to cellulose, that makes up the greater part of the vessels of plants; Vas′culum, a botanist's specimen-box. [Fr. vasculaire—L. vasculum, dim. of vas, a vessel.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vascular in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vascular in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Harald Ott:

    The aim is ... the formation of a fully lined vascular system.

  2. Nick Leeper:

    In the Vascular Medicine journal paper, we’re seeing a trend towards worse levels of vascular biomarkers in people on the PPIs, all together, we’re painting a picture that this may be associated with risk, and we want to validate that moving forward.

  3. Dr Webster:

    We are just on the edge of a whole big effort in terms of developing sensors out of nanomaterials that can do that, the smaller the material the more you will not adversely affect the events you're trying to measure. I think this is where this technology shows real promise -- there will be sensors on vascular stents, pacemakers, hip implants.

  4. Andrew Pedtke:

    The most prevalent population of amputees are vascular diabetics, so they tend to be a little bit older, and they’re not necessarily as mobile as some of the younger trauma folks or warriors, they’re looking for something that’s really helpful and gets them along in everyday life, is liberating, they just want to get up and move around.

  5. Ralph Sacco:

    We believe the pathways of which artificially sweetened beverages would affect the brain are probably through vascular mechanisms, when the authors controlled for hypertension and diabetes and obesity the effects diminish, which implies that some of the effects of artificially sweetened beverages could still be going through a vascular pathway.

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