Definition of aneurysm
: an abnormal blood-filled bulge of a blood vessel and especially an artery resulting from weakening (as from disease) of the vessel wall
aneurysmalplay \ˌan-yə-ˈriz-məl\ adjective
Recent Examples of aneurysm from the Web
In mid-February, popular head football coach Eric Driskell suddenly passed away with a ruptured brain aneurysm.
Endovascular Technologies, a subsidiary of Guidant (GDT), faces $92.4 million in penalties after covering up malfunctions that may have led to 12 deaths during aneurysm treatments.
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Medical Definition of aneurysm
: an abnormal blood-filled dilatation of a blood vessel and especially an artery resulting from disease of the vessel wall
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