Vasculum Vas"cu*lum, n.; pl. {Vascula}. [L., a small vessel.] 1. (Bot.) Same as {Ascidium}, n., 1. [1913 Webster]

2. A tin box, commonly cylindrical or flattened, used in collecting plants. [1913 Webster]

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  • vasculum — [vas′kyə ləm] n. pl. vascula [vas′kyələ] or vasculums [ModL < L: see VASCULAR] a covered metal case, often cylindrical, used by botanists to carry specimen plants …   English World dictionary

  • Vasculum — A vasculum is a container used by botanists to keep field samples viable by maintaining a cool, humid environment. Vascula are typically flattened tin cylinders carried horizontally on a strap (so the specimens lie flat) lined with moistened… …   Wikipedia

  • vasculum — /vas kyeuh leuhm/, n., pl. vascula / leuh/, vasculums. a kind of case or box used by botanists for carrying specimens as they are collected. [1825 35; < L vasculum little vessel. See VAS, CULE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • Vasculum — Vạs|culum [aus lat. vasculum, Gen.: vasculi = kleines Gefäß] s; s, seltene Bezeichnung für: kleines Blutgefäß …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • vasculum — vas•cu•lum [[t]ˈvæs kyə ləm[/t]] n. pl. la( lə), lums. bot a box used by botanists in collecting plants • Etymology: 1825–35; < L vāsculum little vessel …   From formal English to slang

  • vasculum — noun (plural vascula) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, small vessel Date: 1782 a usually metal and commonly cylindrical or flattened covered box used in collecting plants …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • vasculum — A small vessel. [L. dim of vas, a vessel] * * * vas·cu·lum (vasґku ləm) [L., dim. of vas] a small vessel …   Medical dictionary

  • vasculum — (лат.) сосудик …   Словарь ботанических терминов

  • vasculum — n. type of box botanists use to carry specimens as they collect them, collecting box or case used by botanists …   English contemporary dictionary

  • vasculum — [ vaskjʊləm] noun (plural vascula lə) a container used by botanists when collecting plants, typically a flattened cylindrical metal case with a lengthwise opening. Origin C18: from L., dimin. of vas vessel …   English new terms dictionary

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