venous


ve·nous

adjective \ˈvē-nəs\

Definition of VENOUS

1
:  of, relating to, or full of veins <a venous thrombosis> <a venous rock>
2
of blood :  having passed through the capillaries and given up oxygen for the tissues and become charged with carbon dioxide
ve·nous·ly adverb

Origin of VENOUS

Latin venosus, from vena vein
First Known Use: 1626

Rhymes with VENOUS

ve·nous

adjective \ˈvē-nəs\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of VENOUS

1
a : full of or characterized by veins b : made up of or carried on by veins <the venous circulation>
2
: of, relating to, or performing the functions of a vein <a venous inflammation> <venous arteries>
3
of blood : having passed through the capillaries and given up oxygen for the tissues and become charged with carbon dioxide and ready to pass through the respiratory organs to release its carbon dioxide and renew its oxygen supply : dark red from reduced hemoglobin—compare arterial 2

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