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vascular

[vas-kyuh-ler] /ˈvæs kyə lər/
adjective, Biology
1.
pertaining to, composed of, or provided with vessels or ducts that convey fluids, as blood, lymph, or sap.
Also, vasculose
[vas-kyuh-lohs] /ˈvæs kyəˌloʊs/ (Show IPA),
vasculous
[vas-kyuh-luh s] /ˈvæs kyə ləs/ (Show IPA)
.
Origin
1665-1675
1665-75; < Neo-Latin vāsculāris. See vasculum, -ar1
Related forms
vascularity
[vas-kyuh-lar-i-tee] /ˌvæs kyəˈlær ɪ ti/ (Show IPA),
noun
vascularly, adverb
hypervascular, adjective
hypervascularity, noun
intervascular, adjective
nonvascular, adjective
nonvascularly, adverb
nonvasculose, adjective
nonvasculous, adjective
unvascular, adjective
unvascularly, adverb
unvasculous, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for nonvasculous

vascular

/ˈvæskjʊlə/
adjective
1.
(biology, anatomy) of, relating to, or having vessels that conduct and circulate liquids: a vascular bundle, the blood vascular system
Derived Forms
vascularity (ˌvæskjʊˈlærɪtɪ) noun
vascularly, adverb
Word Origin
C17: from New Latin vāsculāris, from Latin: vasculum
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Word Origin and History for nonvasculous

vascular

adj.

1670s, from Modern Latin vascularis "of or pertaining to vessels or tubes," from Latin vasculum, diminutive of vas "vessel."

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nonvasculous in Medicine

vascular vas·cu·lar (vās'kyə-lər)
adj.
Or, relating to, or containing blood vessels.

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nonvasculous in Science
vascular
  (vās'kyə-lər)   
  1. Relating to the vessels of the body, especially the arteries and veins, that carry blood and lymph.

  2. 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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