vascular Definition

relating to, affecting, or consisting of a tube or tubes that carry fluid, such as blood, through the body.

Using vascular: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "vascular" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The vascular system is responsible for transporting blood throughout the body.

  • Example

    Atherosclerosis is a vascular disease that can lead to heart attacks and strokes.

  • Example

    The doctor used a vascular graft to repair the damaged artery.

  • Example

    The leaves of the plant have a complex vascular system.

vascular Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for vascular

Phrases with vascular

  • a plant that has specialized tissues for conducting water, minerals, and photosynthetic products


    Ferns, conifers, and flowering plants are all vascular plants.

  • a surgical specialty that deals with diseases of the vascular system, including arteries, veins, and lymphatic vessels


    The patient underwent vascular surgery to remove a blockage in his artery.

  • a type of dementia caused by reduced blood flow to the brain


    The patient's memory loss was due to vascular dementia.


Summary: vascular in Brief

The term 'vascular' [ˈvæskjʊlə(r)] refers to something that relates to, affects, or consists of tubes that carry fluids, such as blood, throughout the body. It is often used in medical contexts, such as 'vascular surgery' and 'vascular dementia,' and can also refer to the complex system of tubes found in plants, as in 'vascular plant.'

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