berry aneurysm

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ber·​ry aneurysm | \ ˈber-ē- How to pronounce berry aneurysm (audio) \

Medical Definition of berry aneurysm

: an aneurysm of a cerebral artery that resembles a berry or sac in shape and typically occurs at an arterial junction in the circle of Willis The culprit is a berry aneurysm, a slight (one-eighth to one-third of an inch) ballooning of the artery in the circle of Willis …— Tony Dajer, Discover, March 2009

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“Berry aneurysm.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/berry%20aneurysm. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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