arteriovenous

adjective
ar·​te·​rio·​ve·​nous | \ är-ˌtir-ē-ō-ˈvē-nəs How to pronounce arteriovenous (audio) \

Definition of arteriovenous

: of, relating to, or connecting the arteries and veins an arteriovenous fistula

Examples of arteriovenous in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The rare condition, an arteriovenous malformation, causes blood vessels in the brain to form abnormally, leaving them vulnerable to tears that can cause the brain or spine to hemorrhage, according to Mayo Clinic. Jason Duaine Hahn, PEOPLE.com, "Teen Football Player Who Collapsed During Game Is Taken off Life Support, Organs to Be Donated," 25 Sep. 2019 During his sophomore season Ball was diagnosed with a rare congenital condition known as arteriovenous malformation (AVM), where the brain’s blood vessels get tangled and rupture. Jonathan Jones, SI.com, "Former Raiders LB Neiron Ball Passes Away at 27 Years Old," 10 Sep. 2019 Ball was first diagnosed with an arteriovenous malformation - a congenital condition that can cause blood vessels in the brain to rupture - as a student-athlete at University of Florida. Matt Kawahara, SFChronicle.com, "Former Raiders linebacker Neiron Ball dies at 27," 10 Sep. 2019 For more on Drake White and arteriovenous malformations, pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday. Tricia Despres, PEOPLE.com, "Drake White Reveals He Has AVM, a Debilitating Brain Condition, After Nearly Collapsing Onstage," 21 Aug. 2019 Tests conducted by the Mayo Clinic in Rochester determined Harris had a congenital condition known as brain arteriovenous malformation. Chris Tomasson, Twin Cities, "Former Vikings guard Mike Harris back in the NFL as uniform inspector," 4 Aug. 2019 Stratman had a previously undiagnosed condition involving an AVM (arteriovenous malformation). Scott Springer, Cincinnati.com, "Celebration of the life of Matt Stratman is Thursday at Lakota West," 2 July 2018 Matt had something called arteriovenous malformation, or AVM. Paul Daugherty, Cincinnati.com, "Paul Daugherty: In his 15 years, Matt Stratman made his mark on our community.," 6 July 2018 His condition is somewhat similar to that of Sycamore's David Moskowitz, who suddenly developed similar symptoms in the winter and was eventually diagnosed with an AVM (arteriovenous malformation) a congenital disorder of blood vessels in the brain. Scott Springer, Cincinnati.com, "Stratman Strong: Lakota West lacrosse seeks community support for family of Matt Stratman," 11 June 2018

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First Known Use of arteriovenous

1740, in the meaning defined above

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arteriovenous

adjective
ar·​te·​rio·​ve·​nous | \ är-ˌtir-ē-ō-ˈvē-nəs How to pronounce arteriovenous (audio) \

Medical Definition of arteriovenous

: of, relating to, or connecting the arteries and veins arteriovenous anastomoses

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