Relating to the blood vessels of the body. The blood vessels of the body, as a group, are referred to as the vascular system. The blood vessels are composed of arteries, veins and capillaries — arteries that pass oxygen-rich blood to the tissues of the body; veins which return oxygen-depleted blood from the tissues to the lungs for oxygen; and the capillaries that are the tiniest vessels and are between the arteries and veins.
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Relating to or containing blood vessel s. [L. vasculum, a small vessel, dim. of vas]

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vas·cu·lar 'vas-kyə-lər adj
1) of, relating to, constituting, or affecting a tube or a system of tubes for the conveyance of a body fluid (as blood or lymph) <\vascular disease> <\vascular surgical techniques>
2) supplied with or containing ducts and esp. blood vessels <a \vascular tumor> <the \vascular layer of the skin>

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relating to or supplied with blood vessels.

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vas·cu·lar (vasґku-lər) 1. pertaining to vessels, particularly blood vessels; called also vasal. 2. having a copious blood supply.

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