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

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Other Words from venous

venously adverb

Examples of venous in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web According to a 2015 study, those who had used the pill in the previous year were exposed to triple the risk of developing a venous blood clot. Jessica Phillips,, "I Had A Stroke At 20 Because Of The Pill," 29 Sep. 2020 The median length of time for a COVID-19 patient to be connected to the type of ECMO that Lopez was on, called veno venous, appears to be two to three weeks, Sen said. Stephanie Innes, The Arizona Republic, "'Against all odds': Tempe mom, 31, spent more than 4 months hospitalized for COVID-19," 3 Nov. 2020 According to a person familiar with the matter, a male volunteer in his twenties had a cerebral hemorrhage and transverse sinus venous thrombosis. Matthew Herper, STAT, "Covid-19 vaccine trials from AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson to restart," 23 Oct. 2020 Sometimes called venous eczema, the AAD says that this type of eczema is often caused by poor circulation. Korin Miller, SELF, "How to Know When Your Dry Skin Is Actually Eczema," 6 Oct. 2020 Last year, my 20-year-old sister, Nia Phillips, suffered a rare type of stroke known as venous sinus thrombosis as a direct result of taking Rigevidon. Jessica Phillips,, "I Had A Stroke At 20 Because Of The Pill," 29 Sep. 2020 He was diagnosed with deep venous thrombosis, a condition caused by blood clotting. Christian Clark | Staff Writer,, "From the ground up: How Brandon Ingram, a finalist for Most Improved Player, rebuilt his 3-point shot," 22 Aug. 2020 The defect was called total anomalous pulmonary venous return (TAPVR), which means oxygen-rich blood does not return from the lungs to the left atrium. Hannah Kirby, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "'He came here for a reason': After her infant son died, a nursing professor started raising funds to fight what killed him," 11 Aug. 2020 Under Mattys, Tactile Medical became a national leader in treatment of swelling conditions such as lymphedema and chronic venous insufficiency. Neal St. Anthony Star Tribune, Star Tribune, "Tactile Medical was one of Minnesota's top-performing stocks over the past few years, until coronavirus," 8 Aug. 2020

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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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The first known use of venous was in 1626

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19 Nov 2020

Cite this Entry

“Venous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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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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