noun \ˌī-ˈvē\

medical : a device that is used to allow a fluid (such as blood or a liquid medication) to flow directly into a patient's veins

plural IVs

Full Definition of IV

:  an apparatus used to administer a fluid (as of medication, blood, or nutrients) intravenously; also :  a fluid administered by IV

Examples of IV

  1. The nurse started an IV.
  2. The patient was hooked up to an IV.

Origin of IV

First Known Use: circa 1955

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Definition of IV

intravenous; intravenously


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