(Latin: of, relating to, or resembling; compound of the suffixes -ule, "little, small" and -ar, "pertaining to, of the nature of, like"; and so, -ular is a combining form meaning: referring to something "specified": appendicular, molecular, pedicular; as well as, a combining form meaning "resembling" something specified: circular, globular, tubular)

Having a defective blood supply.
ectoglobular (adjective) (not comparable)
Not within a globular body; specifically, not within a red blood cell: When viewing some red blood cells under the microscope, Jill was surprised to discover an ectoglobular cell that contained a disorder or a lack of important content.
Within a vessel.
equiangular (ek-wih-ANG-you-luhr) (adjective) (not comparable)
Having four sides or walls of the same size coming together: A square is an equiangular form because each of its interior angles are ninety degrees and so they are equal in size.
extracellular (adjective), more extracellular, most extracellular
Relating to very small structural units throughout the internal areas of the physical structure which are functionally integrated to perform infinite numbers of complex tasks that are necessary for life: Every anatomically little element is referred to as a cell and each one has an invisibly small bag containing a fluid material called cytoplasm, surrounded by an extracellular skin called the cell membrane.

The extracellular membrane of a cell consists of double layers of fatty materials and proteins that hold each one together.

Additional functions of the extracellular membranes involve the regulating of the passages of materials into and out of the cells which enable useful substances like nutrients and oxygen to enter them and waste materials like carbon dioxide and substances like hormones to leave them.

—Compiled from explanations about cells located in
The American Medical Association Home Medical Encyclopedia
Volume One, A-H; Medical Editor, Charles B. Clayman, MD;
Random House, Inc.; New York; 1989; page 247.
extracurricular (adjective) (not comparable)
Pertaining to activities outside of the regular courses offered by educational institutions, or even outside of someone's everyday schedule: Larry's trips to the beach are extracurricular and have nothing to do with his biology class, as he claims.
Relating  to what is not part of the courses in college but is part of their lives.
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extravascular (adjective), more extravascular, most extravascular
Pertaining to something that is located or occurring outside a blood or lymph vessel of the body: Examples of extravascular or non-vascular areas in the body are cartilages or cuticles, because these parts do not contain a person’s life fluid.
Consisting of muscle and connective tissue.
1. Composed of fibrous and conductive tissue, as in the vascular systems of higher plants; a fibrovascular bundle.
2. Plant tissue that provides structural support and conducts sap.
Pertaining to the fibula.
Like a reed or tube.
1. Relating to, having, or resembling a follicle or follicles.
2. Affecting or growing out of a follicle or follicles.
3. Affecting the follicles; such as, follicular pharyngitis.
funicular (adjective), more funicular, most funicular
1. Pertaining to a rope or its tension; depending on or worked by a rope.
2. Referring to a cord or a bundle of wires: One example of a funicular structure is a railroad on a mountainside that functions by cable with ascending and descending cars counterbalanced.
3. Relating to the funis or umbilical cord.
Of or relating to the knee joint.