vascular

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vascular (not comparable)

  1. (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.
    • 2013 March 1, Nancy Langston, “Mining the Boreal North”, American Scientist, volume 101, number 2, page 98: 
      Reindeer are well suited to the taiga’s frigid winters. They can maintain a thermogradient between body core and the environment of up to 100 degrees, in part because of insulation provided by their fur, and in part because of counter-current vascular heat exchange systems in their legs and nasal passages.

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vascular m, f (plural vasculares; comparable)

  1. (anatomy) vascular (of, pertaining to or containing blood vessels)

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From Latin vascularius.

Adjective[edit]

vascular m, f (plural vasculares)

  1. vascular

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