vas

(redirected from Vass)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

vas

 [vas] (pl. va´sa) (L.)
vessel. adj., adj va´sal.
vas aber´rans
1. a blind tube sometimes connected with the epididymis; a vestigial mesonephric tube.
2. any anomalous or unusual vessel.
va´sa afferen´tia vessels that convey fluid to a structure or part.
va´sa bre´via short gastric arteries.
vas de´ferens ductus deferens.
va´sa efferen´tia vessels that convey fluid away from a structure or part.
va´sa lympha´tica lymphatic vessels.
va´sa prae´via the presentation, in front of the fetal head during labor, of the blood vessels of the umbilical cord where they enter the placenta.
va´sa rec´ta re´nis long U-shaped vessels arising from the efferent glomerular arterioles of juxtamedullary nephrons and supplying the renal medulla. Called also arteriolae rectae renis.
va´sa vaso´rum the small nutrient arteries and veins in the walls of the larger blood vessels.

vas

, gen.

va·'sis

, pl.

va·sa

, gen. and pl.

va·so·rum

(vas, vā'sis, vā'să, vā-sō'rŭm), [TA]
A duct or canal conveying any liquid, such as blood, lymph, chyle, or semen.
See also: vessel.
[L. a vessel, dish]

vas

(vas) pl. va´ sa  [L.] vessel.va´sal
vas aber´rans 
1. a blind tubule sometimes connected with the epididymis; a vestigial mesonephric tubule.
2. any anomalous or unusual vessel.
va´sa afferen´tia  vessels that convey fluid to a structure or part.
va´sa bre´via  short gastric arteries.
vas capilla´re  a capillary.
vas de´ferens  ductus deferens.
va´sa efferen´tia  vessels that convey fluid away from a structure or part.
va´sa lympha´tica  lymphatic vessels.
va´sa prae´via  presentation, in front of the fetal head during labor, of the blood vessels of the umbilical cord where they enter the placenta.
va´sa rec´ta re´nis  straight arterioles of kidney.
va´sa vaso´rum  the small nutrient arteries and veins in the walls of the larger blood vessels.
va´sa vortico´sa  vorticose veins.

vas

(văs)
n. pl. vasa (vā′zə) Anatomy
A vessel or duct.

vas

[vas] pl. vasa
Etymology: L, vessel
any one of the many vessels of the body, especially those that convey blood, lymph, or spermatozoa.

VAS

Abbreviation for visual analogue scale.

vas

, pl. vasa (vas, vā'să) [TA]
A duct or canal conveying any liquid, such as blood, lymph, chyle, or semen.
See also: vessel
[L. a vessel, dish]

vas

(vas) (va'za) plural.vasa [L. vas, vessel]
A vessel or duct.

vas aberrans

1. A narrow tube varying in length from 112 to 14 in (3.8 to 35.6 cm), occasionally found connected with the lower part of the canal of the epididymis or with the commencement of the vas deferens.
2. A vestige of the bile ducts sometimes found in the liver.

vas afferens

An afferent vessel of a lymph node.

vas afferens glomeruli

The afferent arteriole that carries blood to the glomerulus of a renal corpuscle.

vas capillare

A capillary blood vessel.
Enlarge picture
VAS DEFERENS AND OTHER MALE ORGANS

vas deferens

The secretory duct of the testis, a continuation of the epididymis. This slim, muscular tube, approx. 18 in (45.7 cm) long, transports the sperm from each testis to the ejaculatory duct, which empties into the prostatic urethra.
Synonym: ductus deferens See: illustration; genitalia for illus.

vas lymphaticum

One of the vessels carrying the lymph.

vas prominens

Blood vessel on the cochlea's accessory spiral ligament.

vas spirale

A large blood vessel beneath the tunnel of Corti in the basilar membrane.

vas

A vessel or channel conveying fluid. See VAS DEFERENS.

vas

, pl. vasa (vas, vā'să) [TA]
Duct or canal conveying any liquid (e.g., blood).
[L. a vessel, dish]

vas

pl. vasa [L.] a vessel.

vas aberrans
1. a blind tube sometimes connected with the epididymis; a vestigial mesonephric tube.
2. any anomalous or unusual vessel.
vas afferentia
vessels that convey fluid to a structure or part.
vas brevia
short vessels such as the gastric arteries.
vas deferens
the excretory duct of the testis which conveys spermatozoa from the tail of the epididymis to the pelvic urethra and which sometimes unites with the excretory duct of the seminal vesicle to form the ejaculatory duct; called also ductus deferens.
vas efferentia
vessels that convey fluid away from a structure or part.
vas lymphatica
lymphatic vessels.
vas recta
straight vessels, such as the long U-shaped vessels arising from the efferent glomerular arterioles of juxtamedullary nephrons and supplying the renal medulla.
vas vasorum
the small nutrient arteries and veins in the walls of the larger blood vessels.
References in periodicals archive ?
The mobile VAS market is dynamic, and allows telcos to innovate and find new revenue-generating services.
Before the Department of Defense, Vass developed large-scale information technology engineering and business systems solutions for the oil and gas industry, defense systems integrators and ocean engineering.
If her parents, Penny and John blame the judge as much as Jonathan Vass for their daughter's death, you can totally understand why.
Then, shortly after Jane arrived for a nightshift at the hospital in July 2010, Vass carried out a frenzied attack in the car park, stabbing her more than 70 times.
Vass, through a representative, has told his loyal employees that he has no money to pay them any compensation.
Vass stabbed Jane Clough as she returned to her car after a shift at Blackpool Victoria Hospital.
Vass draws upon his many years of experience as a leading expert on the impact of technological innovation to support his thesis that as technology continues to evolve at an ever increasing pace, local, regional, national, and international corporate businesses cannot merely keep up with the ever growing number of innovations, but to insure their success in today's highly competitive markets, they must be able to identify trends and predict technology, both in terms of marketing opportunities technology will afford, as well as the disruptions technological advancements can occur to existing practices with respect to manufacturing, transportation, distribution, communication, etc.
7 million users, cited an article by Thomas Vass as one of the most widely read in the world in one of SSRN's specialized research networks.
Arguably the most important British composer since Henry Purcell, and born an unbelievable 100 years ago, Benjamin Britten has long been a firm favourite of festival director George Vass.
Stephen Catchpole, managing director of TVU, and Adrian Vass, area manager for Natural England, launched the agreement at Greatham Creek - a haven for common terns and wading birds as well as common and grey seals.
George Vass, the Festival's Walsallborn artistic director, told me how all this came about.