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vas

 (văs)
n. pl. va·sa (vā′zə) Anatomy
A vessel or duct.

[Latin vās, vessel.]

vas

(væs)
n, pl vasa (ˈveɪsə)
1. (Anatomy) anatomy zoology a vessel, duct, or tube that carries a fluid
2. (Zoology) anatomy zoology a vessel, duct, or tube that carries a fluid
[C17: from Latin: vessel]

vas

(væs)

n., pl. va•sa (ˈveɪ sə)
a vessel or duct.
[1645–55; < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vas - a tube in which a body fluid circulates
tube-shaped structure, tube - (anatomy) any hollow cylindrical body structure
blood vessel - a vessel in which blood circulates
vascular system - the vessels and tissue that carry or circulate fluids such as blood or lymph or sap through the body of an animal or plant
References in classic literature ?
It is done, Vas Kor," he said, handing a small metal key to the tall noble who had just risen from his sleeping silks and furs.
Now fetch me the Heliumetic metal you wrought some days since," commanded Vas Kor.
At the intersection of two broad avenues Vas Kor descended from the street level to one of the great pneumatic stations of the city.
There was an instant of whizzing--a soft, though sudden, stop, and slowly the carrier emerged upon another platform, another attendant raised the lid and Vas Kor stepped out at the station beneath the centre of Greater Helium, seventy-five miles from the point at which he had embarked.
Scarcely had Vas Kor taken his seat when the flier went quickly into the fast-moving procession, turning presently from the broad and crowded avenue into a less congested street.
Most noble--" he commenced, but Vas Kor silenced him with a gesture.
There was little haggling as to price, and none at all when Vas Kor was placed upon the block.
shouted Major Hartmann; “ titn’t I tell you, lat, dat Marmatuke Temple vas a friend dat woult never fail in ter dime as of neet?
said the old German, good-humoredly ; “if I vas as I vas ven I servit mit his grand-fader on ter lakes, ter lazy tog shouldn’t vin ter prize as for nottin’.
You had ought to haf had a doctor, und not vaited so long--it vas too late already ven I come.
If I could haf known it vas like dis, I vould never haf come for such money as you gif me.
8 Similarly in our analysis the VAS score dropped to 1 within 10 minutes for 7 of the patients.