vascularity

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vascular  [%PREMIUM_LINK%]     (vās'kyə-lər)  Pronunciation Key 
  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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