Vital vessels

(Bot.) a name for latex tubes, now disused. See Latex.

See also: Vital

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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One of the most vital vessels to come out of Seaspan's shipyards as part of the NSS will be the Joint Support Ship (JSS); it will be the third class of vessels to be built at Vancouver Shipyards, following the OFSV and the Offshore Oceanographic Science Vessel (OOSV) programs.
Sonoma Cast Stone and another company, Vital Vessels, are both pushing the envelope in design and functionality.
Vital Vessels in Carmel, Calif., is another high-tech company making egg-shaped tanks--in this case using ceramic materials.
The Vital Vessels tanks are a maximum of 675 liters and, since they are made of ceramic materials, they are quite different from concrete tanks.
Patricia The inquest had previously heard how Mrs Franks sustained extensive damage to vital vessels surrounding her liver after trainee general surgeon Gipo Tripuraneni operated on her.