arteriovenous

adjective

ar·​te·​rio·​ve·​nous är-ˌtir-ē-ō-ˈvē-nəs How to pronounce arteriovenous (audio)
: of, relating to, or connecting the arteries and veins
an arteriovenous fistula

Examples of arteriovenous in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At the hospital he was diagnosed with a ruptured arteriovenous malformation (AVM), a tangle of blood vessels that connects arteries and veins in the brain, according to Mayo Clinic. Wendy Grossman Kantor, Peoplemag, 6 Apr. 2024 My partner is 71 and was diagnosed with heart failure one year ago, but one month later, he was diagnosed with an iliac arteriovenous malformation (AVM). Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 3 July 2023 Doctors determined Anna Moore suffered an arteriovenous fistula (AVF), or an abnormal connection between arteries in the brain, that caused a severe brain bleed. Howard Koplowitz | Hkoplowitz@al.com, al, 16 June 2023 The musical follows a composer who experiences an arteriovenous malformation and finds healing through art. Steven Vargas, Los Angeles Times, 31 May 2023 Originally, doctors diagnosed Burke with a brain bleed caused by an arteriovenous malformation (AVM) — a tangle of blood vessels that causes arteries and veins to be connected wrong. Moira Ritter The Charlotte Observer (tns), al, 1 May 2023 After being transported to the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, la., she was later diagnosed with arteriovenous malformation (AVM) at a local hospital, Ritter said. Alexis Jones, Peoplemag, 30 Apr. 2023 Surgery: Different surgeries can drain blood, remove part of the skull, or get rid of arteriovenous malformations (AVM). Alyssa Hui, Health, 12 Apr. 2023 After being taken to a local hospital, she was initially diagnosed with arteriovenous malformation (AVM). Staff Author, Peoplemag, 12 Apr. 2023

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Word History

Etymology

arterio- + venous

First Known Use

1740, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of arteriovenous was in 1740

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Cite this Entry

“Arteriovenous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/arteriovenous. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

arteriovenous

adjective
ar·​te·​rio·​ve·​nous är-ˌtir-ē-ō-ˈvē-nəs How to pronounce arteriovenous (audio)
: of, relating to, or connecting the arteries and veins
arteriovenous anastomoses
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