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tr. & intr.v. vas·cu·lar·ized, vas·cu·lar·iz·ing, vas·cu·lar·iz·es
To make or become vascular.


(ˈvæskjʊləˌraɪz) or


vb (tr)
(Biology) to become or make vascular


(ˈvæs kyə ləˌraɪz)

v. -ized, -iz•ing. v.i.
1. (of a tissue) to develop or extend blood vessels or other fluid-bearing vessels or ducts.
2. to supply (an organ or tissue) with blood vessels.
vas`cu•lar•i•za′tion, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.vascularize - become vascular and have vessels that circulate fluids; "The egg yolk vascularized"
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
vascularise, vascularize - make vascular; "the yolk sac is gradually vascularized"
2.vascularize - make vascular; "the yolk sac is gradually vascularized"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
vascularise, vascularize - become vascular and have vessels that circulate fluids; "The egg yolk vascularized"
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The researchers showed that these cardiac patches survive, become vascularised and maintain their function when implanted onto mouse and rat hearts.
Once implanted, evidence shows that over time the ECM transforms into vascularised tissue.
The highly vascularised tumour had a feeding artery branch from the right T5 intercostal artery and a dilated draining tortuous vein within the dural sac After considering pre- or postpartum surgery, the surgeons decided that an urgent operation was required.
Muller, "Free vascularised corticoperiosteal bone flaps in the treatment of non-union of long bones: an ignored opportunity?
Reconstruction can be done vascularised or non-vascularised ipsilateral proximal fibula, custom made prosthesis, bone graft with arthrodesis of wrist.
McDiarmid, Donor and Procurement Related Issues in Vascularised Composite Allograft Transplantation, 18 CURRENT OP.
Other bio-engineered dermal regenerative templates to create a vascularised collagenous dermal layer are Integra and Pelnac.
58% - 16% following Snodgrass repair can be avoided by interposition of a vascularised dartos flap between 10,11 neourethra and overlying skin .
The company will use the VSP(r) System technology initially in products such as VSP(r) Orthognathics - Applying virtual surgical planning and CAD/CAM surgical splints to the area of orthognathic surgery, and VSP(r) Reconstruction - Applying virtual surgical planning to the reconstruction of the mandible or maxilla using vascularised grafts from other areas of the body.
The microcirculation of the nasal mucosa in reindeer is richly vascularised and 25 percent denser than that in humans," say the authors.
15) Vascularised fibula graft was first described by Taylor in 1975, and in 1989 Hidalgo first used free fibula flap in mandibular reconstruction.