circulatory

adjective

cir·​cu·​la·​to·​ry ˈsər-kyə-lə-ˌtȯr-ē How to pronounce circulatory (audio)
: of or relating to circulation or the circulatory system
circulatory failure

Examples of circulatory in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Low levels of these pollutants may be harmful, especially to individuals with chronic respiratory or circulatory health problems. Dillon Mullan, Baltimore Sun, 26 Feb. 2024 The brand states that the compression socks can provide relief to people with certain circulatory conditions, pregnant people, and folks that generally spend a lot of time on their feet, like athletes and teachers. Clara McMahon, Peoplemag, 9 May 2024 Since 2020, the number of livers transplanted after the circulatory death of the donor has doubled, according to an analysis of data from the United Network for Organ Sharing, the nonprofit that runs the United States’ transplant system. Ted Alcorn, New York Times, 2 Apr. 2024 Since 2014, Pippa has served as an ambassador for the research charity The British Heart Foundation, which funds research into heart and circulatory diseases and their causes. Jacqueline Weiss, Peoplemag, 12 Dec. 2023 Such a deficiency can lead to conditions ranging from bone and joint deformities, heart disease and other circulatory problems, immune disorders, and neurological and psychological problems, among many others. Stephen C. George, Discover Magazine, 28 Feb. 2024 At Saint Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, Mich., Bertha Jones was diagnosed with circulatory failure, severe dehydration and protein calorie malnutrition, among other conditions, according to the lawsuit. Praveena Somasundaram, Washington Post, 17 Mar. 2023 And studies show local communities have benefited, with reductions in heart and circulatory problems, and fewer admissions to hospitals. Lenora Chu, The Christian Science Monitor, 14 Dec. 2023 In addition to circulatory death, there is brain death: when a person whose brain no longer functions at all can also be declared dead though their heart still beats. Joseph Goldstein, New York Times, 22 Nov. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1605, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of circulatory was in 1605

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“Circulatory.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/circulatory. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

circulatory

adjective
cir·​cu·​la·​to·​ry ˈsər-kyə-lə-ˌtōr-ē How to pronounce circulatory (audio)
-ˌtȯr-
: of or relating to circulation or the circulatory system

Medical Definition

circulatory

adjective
cir·​cu·​la·​to·​ry ˈsər-kyə-lə-ˌtōr-ē, -ˌtȯr- How to pronounce circulatory (audio)
: of or relating to circulation or the circulatory system
circulatory failure

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