- The definition of vascular is defined as something related to vessels or ducts.
An example of vascular is the system that moves water through the bodies of starfish.
- designating or of the vessels, or system of vessels, for conveying blood or lymph
- designating or of the specialized conducting cells, xylem and phloem, that convey water and foods in vascular plants; also, designating or of plants that have xylem and phloem
Origin: ModL vascularis from Classical Latin vasculum, small vessel, diminutive of vas, vessel, dish
- vascularity noun
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Origin: From Latin vāsculum, diminutive of vās, vessel.
- vasˌcu·larˈi·ty noun
vascular - Medical Definition
vascular - Science Definition
- Relating to the vessels of the body, especially the arteries and veins, that carry blood and lymph.
- Relating to or having xylem and phloem, plant tissues highly specialized for carrying water, dissolved nutrients, and food from one part of a plant to another. Ferns and all seed-bearing plants have vascular tissues; bryophytes, such as mosses, do not. See more at phloem, xylem.
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