venous


venous
Relating to a vein or to the veins. SYN: phleboid (2). [L. venosus]

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ve·nous 'vē-nəs adj
1 a) 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 (2)

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ve·nous (veґnəs) [L. venosus] of or pertaining to the veins.

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  • Venous — Ven ous, a. [L. venosus, from vena a vein. See {Vein}.] 1. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to a vein or veins; as, the venous circulation of the blood. [1913 Webster] 2. Contained in the veins, or having the same qualities as if contained in the veins,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • venous — [vē′nəs] adj. [L venosus] 1. Biol. a) of a vein or veins b) having veins or full of veins; veiny 2. Physiol. designating blood being carried in the veins back to the heart and lungs: venous blood has given up oxygen and taken up carbon dioxide,… …   English World dictionary

  • venous — 1620s, from L. venosus full of veins, from vena (see VEIN (Cf. vein)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • venous — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to a vein or the veins …   English terms dictionary

  • venous — adjective Etymology: Latin venosus, from vena vein Date: 1626 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… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • venous — adjective a) Of or pertaining to veins. Her venous circulation was poor, leading to varicose veins. b) Possessing veins. It was a sample of venous tissue. See Also: intravenous, venal …   Wiktionary

  • venous — [[t]vi͟ːnəs[/t]] ADJ: ADJ n Venous is used to describe something which is related to veins. [MEDICAL] ...venous blood …   English dictionary

  • venous — adj. Venous is used with these nouns: ↑blood …   Collocations dictionary

  • venous —    Pertaining to the veins, or more broadly to include both venous AND lymphatic circulation …   Herbal-medical glossary

  • venous — adj. [L. venosus, full of veins] Having numerous veins …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology


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