Vascular

Definition of Vascular

Vas´cu`lar
a.1.
1.(Biol.) Consisting of, or containing, vessels as an essential part of a structure; full of vessels; specifically (Bot.), pertaining to, or containing, special ducts, or tubes, for the circulation of sap.
2.(Bot.) Of or pertaining to the higher division of plants, that is, the phænogamous plants, all of which are vascular, in distinction from the cryptogams, which to a large extent are cellular only.
Vascular plants
(Bot.) plants composed in part of vascular tissue, as all flowering plants and the higher cryptogamous plants, or those of the class Pteridophyta. Cf. Cellular plants, under Cellular.
Vascular system
(Bot.) the body of associated ducts and woody fiber; the fibrovascular part of plants.
Vascular tissue
(Bot.) vegetable tissue composed partly of ducts, or sap tubes.
Water vascular system
(Zool.) a system of vessels in annelids, nemerteans, and many other invertebrates, containing a circulating fluid analogous to blood, but not of the same composition. In annelids the fluid which they contain is usually red, but in some it is green, in others yellow, or whitish.

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avascular, vas, vessel
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