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

  • n. Arrangement of blood vessels in the body or in an organ or body part.

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  • n. The arrangement of blood vessels in the body, or within an organ.


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  • Our observation of relatively low levels of VEGF in the innermost retinal layers and the fact that systemic VEGF expression does not influence the inner retinal vasculature, which is not fenestrated but is the site of the blood neural barrier, are consistent with the idea that high local VEGF levels reflect a particular dependence on VEGF, which renders them particularly sensitive to systemic VEGF blockade.

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  • I was having a conversation with my mom a few months ago and couldn't come up with any other word than 'vasculature'.

    Geekman speak

  • Her knife stops once the pinkish outer layer is removed, and a yellow sheath lined through by blue and red vasculature is left.


  • The researchers took digital photos of the vasculature in the back of each child's eye and calculated the average vessel width.

    Couch-potato kids could be risking their hearts

  • This effect allows aspirin to inhibit granulocyte adherence to damaged vasculature, stabilize lysosomes and inhibit the migration of polymorphonuclear leukocytes and macrophages to the site of inflammation.

    Aspirin: effects, poisoning

  • Title: Bioengineered human vascular networks transplanted into secondary mice reconnect with the host vasculature and re-establish perfusion

    Tricking the Eye to Keep From Heaping Plates

  • After sunbathing, these oils need to be absorbed into the skin and to enter the tiny blood vessels called the dermal vasculature, so the deal is not to shower for at least eight hours after sun exposure.

    Forever Young

  • In this carrier system, they are able to penetrate all layers of the skin, reaching the subdermal vasculature, where they enter the bloodstream and circulate throughout the body.

    Forever Young

  • Once taken up, unlike carbs, which are sent directly to the bloodstream, fats go into the lymphatic system, a much smaller and more static transport system than the vasculature.

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  • VeinViewer is a vein-contrast enhancement device that uses an infra-red camera to highlight blood (the underlying vasculature) and projects the image in real time onto the skin.

    Breakthrough VeinViewer Imaging System | Impact Lab


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  • "We've built the vasculature but we don't think we've built enough muscle to keeps animals alive."

    New Scientist, 6 June 2009

    June 8, 2009