Of, characterized by, or containing cells or vessels that carry or circulate fluids, such as blood, lymph, or sap, through the body of an animal or plant: vascular tissue; vascular disease.
[From Latin vāsculum, diminutive of vās, vessel.]
vas′cu·lari·ty (-lărĭ-tē) n.
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