vascular

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From New Latin vasculāris, from Latin vasculum, diminutive of vas (vessel).[1]

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vascular (not comparable)

  1. (anatomy) Relating to the flow of fluids, such as blood, lymph, or sap, through the body of an animal or plant, or to the vessels that carry such fluids
    • 2013 March 1, Nancy Langston, “Mining the Boreal North”, in American Scientist[2], 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.
    Antonym: avascular

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  1. ^ Douglas Harper (accessed 8 November 2017) , “vascular (adj.)”, in Online Etymology Dictionary[1]

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From New Latin vasculāris.

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vascular (masculine and feminine plural vasculars)

  1. vascular

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From New Latin vasculāris.

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vascular m or f (plural vasculares)

  1. vascular

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Interlingua[edit]

Adjective[edit]

vascular (not comparable)

  1. vascular

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From New Latin vasculāris.

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vascular m or f (plural vasculares, comparable)

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

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Spanish[edit]

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From New Latin vasculāris.

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vascular (plural vasculares)

  1. vascular

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