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vascularize

[vas-kyuh-luh-rahyz] /ˈvæs kyə ləˌraɪz/
verb (used without object), vascularized, vascularizing. Biology
1.
(of a tissue or embryo) to develop or extend blood vessels or other fluid-bearing vessels or ducts; become vascular.
verb (used with object), vascularized, vascularizing. Biology, Surgery
2.
to supply (an organ or tissue) with blood vessels.
Also, especially British, vascularise.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; vascular + -ize
Related forms
vascularization, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for vascularization

vascularization

/ˌvæskjʊləraɪˈzeɪʃən/
noun
1.
the development of blood vessels in an organ or part
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vascularization in Medicine

vascularization vas·cu·lar·i·za·tion (vās'kyə-lər-ĭ-zā'shən)
n.

  1. The formation of blood vessels.

  2. An abnormal or pathological formation of blood vessels.

vascularize vas·cu·lar·ize (vās'kyə-lə-rīz')
v. vas·cu·lar·ized, vas·cu·lar·iz·ing, vas·cu·lar·iz·es
To make or become vascular.

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