Vascular meaning

văskyə-lər
Relating to, characterized by, or containing cells or vessels that carry or circulate fluids, such as blood, lymph, or sap, through the body of an animal or plant.

Vascular tissue; vascular disease.

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Relating to the vessels of the body, especially the arteries and veins, that carry blood and lymph.
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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.

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Of or having vessels or ducts.
  • 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.
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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.
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(anatomy) 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.
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Of, characterized by, or containing cells or vessels that carry or circulate fluids, such as blood, lymph, or sap, through the body of an animal or plant.

Vascular tissue; vascular disease.

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Origin of vascular

  • From Latin vāsculum diminutive of vās vessel

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition