from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Not associated with or supplied by blood vessels.
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- adj. Lacking blood vessels
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Without blood-vessels or lymphatics, or scantily supplied with them.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. without blood vessels
Doctors call it avascular necrosis, or bone death caused by the bone's lack of blood.
Another unusual characteristic of cartilage in comparison to other connective tissues is it is avascular, meaning that it lacks blood vessels.
Another unusual characteristic of cartilage in comparison to other connective tissues is thati t is avascular, meaning that it lacks blood vessels.
Then avascular necrosis set in, leaving him unable to walk.
At what stage did you become aware you had a hip problem avascular necrosis?
Herring, a 56-year-old middle school registrar, is disabled with avascular necrosis in her knees.
Services include transcranial Doppler studies for stroke prevention, abdominal ultrasound for gallstones, imaging of the bones to evaluate avascular necrosis, and imaging of the brain for detection of silent infarcts.
He also suffers from avascular necrosis brought on by his diving and underwater work as a SEAL.
Just a few of them: chronic bronchial asthma, obstructive sleep apnea, pericarditis, coronary artery disease, poly neuropathy, right hip replacement, avascular necrosis are slowly, and painfully taking his life.
The filing doesn't say which company's drug was linked to avascular necrosis of a joint, a disorder in which bone tissue dies due to insufficient blood flow.