What does the word vascular mean?

    Part of speech: noun


  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Pertaining to, consisting of, or containing vessels or ducts.

Usage examples for vascular

  1. The head and neck of the femur are nourished chiefly by the thick, vascular periosteum, and through certain strong fibrous bands reflected from the attachment of the capsule- the retinacular or cervical ligaments of Stanley. – Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition. by Alexander Miles Alexis Thomson
  2. Not only are the cells stimulated to grow larger and divide oftener than normally, thus producing large gall- like swellings, but the chlorophyll disappears, the cell sap changes colour to red, the numerous compound crystals normally found in the tissues diminish in number and are different in shape, large quantities of starch are stored up, and even the vascular bundles are altered in character. – Disease in Plants by H. Marshall Ward
  3. Osteopaths well understand how to produce either stimulation or inhibition of the ganglia by way of the nerves passing to them from the spinal cord, and the results of such inhibition or stimulation in any sympathetic area can be prophesied readily by anyone who has read with attention what I have written; for instance, in the case of inhibition in the region of the nerves supplying the superior cervical ganglion with nerve force, we will find, first, throughout the area of distribution of the branches of this ganglion a relaxation of the vascular walls. – Philosophy of Osteopathy by Andrew T. Still