Venous hum
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, that is, having a dark bluish color and containing an insufficient amount of oxygen so as no longer to be fit for oxygenating the tissues; -- said of the blood, and opposed to arterial. [1913 Webster]

3. Marked with veins; veined; as, a venous leaf. [1913 Webster]

{Venous leaf} (Bot.), a leaf having vessels branching, or variously divided, over its surface.

{Venous hum} (Med.), a humming sound, or bruit, heard during auscultation of the veins of the neck in an[ae]mia.

{Venous pulse} (Physiol.), the pulse, or rhythmic contraction, sometimes seen in a vein, as in the neck, when there is an obstruction to the passage of blood from the auricles to the ventricles, or when there is an abnormal rigidity in the walls of the greater vessels. There is normally no pulse in a vein. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Venous hum — Hum Hum, n. 1. A low monotonous noise, as of bees in flight, of a swiftly revolving top, of a wheel, or the like; a drone; a buzz. [1913 Webster] The shard borne beetle with his drowsy hums. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Any inarticulate and buzzing… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • venous hum — n a humming sound sometimes heard during auscultation of the veins of the neck esp. in anemia * * * a continuous blowing, singing, or humming murmur heard on auscultation over the right jugular vein in the sitting or erect position; it is an… …   Medical dictionary

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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 leaf — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Venous pulse — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hum — A low continuous murmur. [echoic] venous h. brief or continuous noise originating from the neck veins that may be confused with cardiac murmurs, particularly with the continuous murmur of patent ductus arteriosus. SYN: bruit de diable, nun s… …   Medical dictionary

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