IV

1 of 2

noun

plural IVs
: an apparatus used to administer a fluid (as of medication, blood, or nutrients) intravenously
also : a fluid administered by IV

IV

2 of 2

abbreviation

intravenous; intravenously

Example Sentences

Noun The nurse started an IV. The patient was hooked up to an IV.

Word History

Etymology

Noun

intravenous

First Known Use

Noun

circa 1955, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of IV was circa 1955

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Cite this Entry

“IV.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/IV. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

Medical Definition

IV 1 of 2

noun

plural IVs
: an apparatus used to administer a fluid (as of medication, blood, or nutrients) intravenously
also : a fluid administered by IV

IV

2 of 2

abbreviation

1
intravenous; intravenously
2
intraventricular
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