Definition of vas in English:

vas

noun

Anatomy
  • A vessel or duct.

    • ‘Dissection begins as an intramural hematoma arising from ruptured vasa vasorum.’
    • ‘The medulla, supplied by vasa recta, receives less blood than the kidney cortex.’
    • ‘However, aortic dissection associated with vasculitis of the vasa vasorum in SLE is extraordinarily rare.’
    • ‘It may be joined by a vas aberrans from the brachial or axillary artery.’
    • ‘Microangiopathy of the vasa nervorum (ie, small arteries located in the outer and middle coats of the larger arteries and veins) develop and impair normal blood flow.’
    tube, channel, passage, canal, vessel
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Origin

Late 16th century: from Latin, literally vessel.

Pronunciation:

vas

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