Definitions for vasculumˈvæs kyə ləm
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
vas•cu•lumˈvæs kyə ləm(n.)(pl.)-la; -lums.
a box used by botanists in collecting plants.
Origin of vasculum:
1825–35; < L vāsculum little vessel
same as Ascidium, n., 1
a tin box, commonly cylindrical or flattened, used in collecting plants
A vasculum is a container used by botanists to keep field samples viable by maintaining a cool, humid environment. Vascula are typically flattened tin cylinders, carried horizontally on a strap so that specimens lie flat and lined with moistened cloth.
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