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arterialize

transitive verb ar·te·ri·al·ize

Medical Definition of arterialize

ar·te·ri·al·ized also British ar·te·ri·al·isedar·te·ri·al·iz·ing also British ar·te·ri·al·is·ing

  1. :  to transform (venous blood) into arterial blood by oxygenation

  2. ar·te·ri·al·iza·tion \-ˌtir-ē-ə-lə-ˈzā-shən\play noun



Variants of arterialize

also British ar·te·ri·al·ise \är-ˈtir-ē-ə-ˌlīz\play

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