circulatory

adjective
cir·​cu·​la·​to·​ry | \ ˈsər-kyə-lə-ˌtȯr-ē How to pronounce circulatory (audio) \

Definition of circulatory

: of or relating to circulation or the circulatory system circulatory failure

Examples of circulatory in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The paper details neurological commonalities, shared circulatory systems, and more, while also detailing the organ and systems that differ in shape and size. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "Animals Keep Evolving Into Crabs, Which Is Somewhat Disturbing," 19 Oct. 2020 Porras, who lives with her husband and three kids in Aurora, Colorado, felt like her children's circulatory systems were becoming visible through their skin. Ryan Prior, CNN, "Kids struggle with Covid-19 and its months of aftermath," 12 Oct. 2020 Among the additional conditions were respiratory diseases, circulatory diseases such as heart failure, diabetes, and obesity. al, "Tall tales and conspiracy theories: Alabama experts battle coronavirus misinformation," 6 Sep. 2020 For example, people with diabetes need periodic blood tests, and their feet must be checked for signs of circulatory problems. The Salt Lake Tribune, "Fad or future? Telehealth expansion eyed beyond pandemic.," 30 Aug. 2020 For example, people with diabetes need periodic blood tests, and their feet must be checked for signs of circulatory problems. Arkansas Online, "Fad or future? Telehealth expansion eyed beyond pandemic," 30 Aug. 2020 These patients died not as a result of broncho-pneumonia, as might have been expected, but from cardio-circulatory failure. Jennet Conant, Smithsonian Magazine, "How a chemical weapons disaster in World War II led to a U.S. cover-up—and a new cancer treatment," 18 Aug. 2020 Other maladies include abnormal circulatory systems, blood clots, aneurysms, brain hemorrhages, and heart attacks. Daisy Hernandez, Popular Mechanics, "This Eyeless Fish Could Help Find a Cure For a Human Disease," 11 June 2020 Irina—like Shriver—suffers from Raynaud’s syndrome, a circulatory condition that causes painful sensitivity to cold. Ariel Levy, The New Yorker, "Lionel Shriver Is Looking for Trouble," 25 May 2020

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First Known Use of circulatory

1605, in the meaning defined above

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26 Oct 2020

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“Circulatory.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/circulatory. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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More Definitions for circulatory

circulatory

adjective
How to pronounce circulatory (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of circulatory

medical : of or relating to the circulation of blood through the body

circulatory

adjective
cir·​cu·​la·​to·​ry | \ ˈsər-kyə-lə-ˌtȯr-ē How to pronounce circulatory (audio) \

Kids Definition of circulatory

: of or relating to circulation and especially the circulation of blood in the body

circulatory

adjective
cir·​cu·​la·​to·​ry | \ ˈsər-kyə-lə-ˌtōr-ē, -ˌtȯr- How to pronounce circulatory (audio) \

Medical Definition of circulatory

: of or relating to circulation or the circulatory system circulatory failure

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