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  • adj. Of or pertaining to the formation and development of blood vessels and blood cells

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Concerned in the development and formation of blood vessels and blood corpuscles.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Forming or building up vessels, usually blood-vessels; vasifactive.


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  • In III, IV, and V the scattered cells represented between the entoderm and splanchnic layer of mesoderm are the vasoformative cells which give origin in front, according to Bonnet, to the heart tubes, h; l.p. Lateral plate still undivided in I, II, and III; in IV and V split into somatic (sm) and splanchnic (sp) layers of mesoderm. mes.

    Illustrations. Fig. 16

  • Here a new type of cell, the angioblast or vasoformative cell, is differentiated from the mesoderm.

    V. Angiology. 3. Development of the Vascular System

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