vascular


vascular

adjective Biology.

  1. pertaining to, composed of, or provided with vessels or ducts that convey fluids, as blood, lymph, or sap.

adjective

  1. biology anatomy of, relating to, or having vessels that conduct and circulate liquidsa vascular bundle; the blood vascular system
adj.

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

adj.

  1. Of, relating to, or containing blood vessels.

  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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