What does vascular mean?

Definitions for vascularˈvæs kyə lər

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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. Andrew Freeman:

    The data is not particularly strong or overwhelming, but vascular health may be enhanced, what's best to avoid heart disease is to exercise and eat a low-fat, plant-based diet.

  3. Ralph Sacco:

    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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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