Definition of avascular in English:

avascular

adjective

Medicine
  • Characterized by or associated with a lack of blood vessels:

    ‘avascular necrosis’
    ‘the cornea is avascular’
    • ‘She had undergone a right hip replacement because of avascular necrosis of the femoral head associated with use of corticosteroids.’
    • ‘The areas with aggregates of cavernous-type blood vessels alternated with avascular zones.’
    • ‘Defects of the hip's cartilage can be caused by osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, avascular necrosis, and trauma.’
    • ‘Chronic wounds, such as pressure ulcers, can sustain bacterial balance and resist infection if well cared for and kept free of necrotic avascular tissue.’
    • ‘We believe that these results represent a promising beginning for the potential of a cell-based therapy to repair a tear in the avascular inner third of the meniscus.’

Pronunciation:

avascular

/əˈvaskjʊlə/