vascular

Use the adjective vascular when you're talking about blood vessels. One side effect of long-term smoking is vascular disease.

The word vascular comes up in medicine and anatomy whenever there's discussion of the circulatory system, the series of vessels carrying blood around the body. Plants have vascular systems too, to carry water and nutrients throughout their systems. The word vascular comes from the Latin vascularis, "of or pertaining to vessels or tubes."

Definitions of vascular
  1. adjective
    of or relating to or having vessels that conduct and circulate fluids
    vascular constriction”
    “a vascular bundle”
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    Antonyms:
    avascular
    without blood vessels
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