ve·​nous | \ ˈvē-nəs How to pronounce venous (audio) \

Definition of venous

1 : of, relating to, or full of veins a venous thrombosis a venous rock
2 of blood : having passed through the capillaries and given up oxygen for the tissues and become charged with carbon dioxide

Other Words from venous

venously adverb

Examples of venous in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ian Frayling, an honorary consulting genetic pathologist at St. Mark’s Hospital in London, was diagnosed in March with cerebral venous thrombosis, a blood clot in the brain. Suryatapa Bhattacharya, WSJ, 10 Dec. 2021 Back in April, the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine was briefly pulled from the market after rare cases of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST), a type of blood clot, began to occur predominantly among women ages 18-48. Nikolas Lanum, Fox News, 8 Nov. 2021 An Oxford University study of nearly 540,000 COVID-19 cases found that about 4 in 1 million people experience cerebral venous thrombosis, otherwise known as blood clots, after receiving the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. Ella Lee, USA TODAY, 24 Sep. 2021 The type of blood clot reported in individuals who have received the J&J vaccine is called cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST). Rashika Jaipuriar, The Indianapolis Star, 13 Aug. 2021 There were no cases of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis in the U.S. trial. Miriam Fauzia, USA TODAY, 13 Aug. 2021 Researchers this week at nference, in partnership with Mayo Clinic in Rochester, also published a review showing that COVID-19 vaccination was not significantly linked to the development of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis, a blood clot. Jeremy Olson, Star Tribune, 18 June 2021 The medical examiner did not test for genetic mutations that might have caused the deep venous thrombosis, a condition that is most often caused by excess weight, smoking, staying in the same position too long and other issues. Jeff Mcdonald, San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 June 2021 Nineteen of the individuals developed a blood clot in the brain known as a cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST). Evan Macdonald, cleveland, 14 May 2021

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First Known Use of venous

1626, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for venous

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

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“Venous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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ve·​nous | \ ˈvē-nəs How to pronounce venous (audio) \

Medical Definition of venous

1a : full of or characterized by veins
b : made up of or carried on by veins the venous circulation
2 : of, relating to, or performing the functions of a vein a venous inflammation venous arteries
3 of 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 sense 2

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