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ˈvæs kyə lərvas·cu·lar

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. vascularadjective

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

    "vascular constriction"; "a vascular bundle"


  1. vascularadjective

    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.


  1. vascular

    The blood vessels are the components of the circulatory system that transport blood throughout the human body. These vessels transport blood cells, nutrients, and oxygen to the tissues of the body. They also take waste and carbon dioxide away from the tissues. Blood vessels are needed to sustain life, because all of the body's tissues rely on their functionality.There are five types of blood vessels: the arteries, which carry the blood away from the heart; the arterioles; the capillaries, where the exchange of water and chemicals between the blood and the tissues occurs; the venules; and the veins, which carry blood from the capillaries back towards the heart. The word vascular, meaning relating to the blood vessels, is derived from the Latin vas, meaning vessel. Some structures – such as cartilage, the epithelium, and the lens and cornea of the eye – do not contain blood vessels and are labeled avascular.


  1. vascular

    Vascular refers to the system or arrangement of blood vessels (arteries, veins, and capillaries) or tubes in an organism or structure that are involved in the transportation of fluids, such as blood in animals or water in plants. It can also refer to anything related to or involving blood vessels.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vascularadjective

    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. Vascularadjective

    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. Vascularadjective

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

  4. Vascularadjective

    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. Etymology: [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. Vascular

    relating to the blood-vessels or circulatory system.

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  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

Examples of vascular in a Sentence

  1. 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.

  2. Jacob George:

    By switching from cigarettes to e-cigarettes we found an average percentage point improvement of 1.5 within just one month, and to put that into context, each percentage point improvement in vascular function results in a 13% reduction in cardiovascular event rates, such as heart attack.

  3. Michael Iuvone:

    The standard of care in most cases is to give injections of drugs that inhibit the growth hormones that is called vascular epithelial growth factor, or VEGF, for most people, it at least slows the progression and in some cases actually improves visual acuity.

  4. Andrew Freeman:

    There are some indicators that using vinegar can improve arterial health and improve blood cholesterol, and there's even more power if combined with green leafy vegetables, the data is not particularly strong or overwhelming, but vascular health may be enhanced.

  5. Isa Kujawski:

    Berries, such as blueberries, blackberries and raspberries are high in fiber, antioxidants and phytonutrients, all of which work to lower oxidative stress and inflammation in the body, these processes improve blood pressure, vascular function, and fight free radical formation. Consequently, clinical studies have shown that berries contribute to lower cardiovascular disease risk.

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