venous

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adjective ve·nous \ˈvē-nəs\

Definition of venous

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or full of veins a venous thrombosis a venous rock

  2. 2 of blood :  having passed through the capillaries and given up oxygen for the tissues and become charged with carbon dioxide

venously

adverb

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Origin and Etymology of venous

borrowed from Latin vēnōsus, from vēna 1vein + -ōsus -ous


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venous

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adjective ve·nous \ˈvē-nəs\

Medical Definition of venous

  1. 1a:  full of or characterized by veinsb:  made up of or carried on by veins the venous circulation

  2. 2:  of, relating to, or performing the functions of a vein a venous inflammation venous arteries

  3. 3of blood :  having passed through the capillaries and given up oxygen for the tissues and become charged with carbon dioxide and ready to pass through the respiratory organs to release its carbon dioxide and renew its oxygen supply :  dark red from reduced hemoglobin—compare arterial 2


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