venous

adjective
ve·nous | \ˈvē-nəs \

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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Old-fashioned venous blood draws, where the patient watches as vial after vial of blood is collected, would quickly become obsolete, Theranos promised. Jenny Gold, Vox, "How Theranos hid its sketchiness from reporters — and helped keep the puff pieces coming," 22 Mar. 2018 Old-fashioned venous blood draws, where the patient watches as vial after vial of blood is collected, would quickly become obsolete, Theranos promised. Jenny Gold, Vox, "How Theranos hid its sketchiness from reporters — and helped keep the puff pieces coming," 22 Mar. 2018 Old-fashioned venous blood draws, where the patient watches as vial after vial of blood is collected, would quickly become obsolete, Theranos promised. Jenny Gold, Vox, "How Theranos hid its sketchiness from reporters — and helped keep the puff pieces coming," 22 Mar. 2018 Old-fashioned venous blood draws, where the patient watches as vial after vial of blood is collected, would quickly become obsolete, Theranos promised. Jenny Gold, Vox, "How Theranos hid its sketchiness from reporters — and helped keep the puff pieces coming," 22 Mar. 2018 Stasis dermatitis Also called venous eczema, this condition is distinct from others on this list in that it’s linked with poor circulation. Korin Miller, SELF, "5 Types of Eczema You Should Know, Because There’s Actually More Than One," 31 May 2018 Old-fashioned venous blood draws, where the patient watches as vial after vial of blood is collected, would quickly become obsolete, Theranos promised. Jenny Gold, Vox, "How Theranos hid its sketchiness from reporters — and helped keep the puff pieces coming," 22 Mar. 2018 Bashir, who turns 80 in August, was treated in a Jakarta hospital on Thursday for pooling of blood in the legs, a common condition in the elderly known as chronic venous insufficiency, and later returned to prison. Washington Post, "Australia urges Indonesia against showing cleric leniency," 2 Mar. 2018 Old-fashioned venous blood draws, where the patient watches as vial after vial of blood is collected, would quickly become obsolete, Theranos promised. Jenny Gold, Vox, "How Theranos hid its sketchiness from reporters — and helped keep the puff pieces coming," 22 Mar. 2018

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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

adjective
ve·nous | \ˈvē-nəs \

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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