from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Anatomy A vessel or duct.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A vessel or duct transporting any bodily fluid, such as blood, lymph, chyle, or semen.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A vessel; a duct.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In anatomy and zoology, a vas-culum or vessel, as a tube, duct, or conduit conveying blood, lymph, or other fluid
  • n. The aberrant ducts of the testis. See aberrant.
  • n. Bile-ducts running an unusual course in the liver.
  • n. Tributaries to the splenic vein, corresponding to the arterial vasa brevia.
  • n. The efferent lymphatic vessels: usually small ones, that soon unite into a larger one.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a tube in which a body fluid circulates


Latin vās, vessel.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin vas ("vessel"), from 1645–1655. (Wiktionary)



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  • Slovene: "village" (fem., sg gen: vasí).

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