aneurysm aneurysm n. 1. a sac-like widening of a blood vessel. [WordNet 1.5]

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  • aneurysm — UK [ˈænjəˌrɪz(ə)m] / US [ˈænjəˌrɪzəm] or aneurism UK / US noun [countable] Word forms aneurysm : singular aneurysm plural aneurysms medical a serious swelling in the wall of an artery (= tube carrying blood around the body) …   English dictionary

  • aneurysm — (n.) early 15c., from M.L. aneurisma, from Gk. aneurysmos dilation, from aneurynein to dilate, from ana up (see ANA (Cf. ana )) + eurynein widen, from eurys broad, wide, from PIE root *were wide, broad …   Etymology dictionary

  • aneurysm — (also aneurism) ► NOUN Medicine ▪ an excessive localized swelling of the wall of an artery. DERIVATIVES aneurysmal adjective. ORIGIN Greek aneurusma dilatation …   English terms dictionary

  • aneurysm — or aneurism [an′yo͞o riz΄əm, anyəriz΄əm] n. [ModL aneurisma < Gr aneurysma < ana , up + eurys, broad: see EURY ] a sac formed by local enlargement of the weakened wall of an artery, a vein, or the heart, caused by disease or injury… …   English World dictionary

  • Aneurysm — For other uses, see Aneurysm (disambiguation). Aneurysm Classification and external resources Angiography of an aneurism in a cerebral artery ICD 10 I …   Wikipedia

  • aneurysm — aneurysmal, aneurismal, adj. aneurysmally, aneurismally, adv. /an yeuh riz euhm/, n. Pathol. a permanent cardiac or arterial dilatation usually caused by weakening of the vessel wall. Also, aneurism. [1650 60; < Gk aneúrysma dilation, equiv. to… …   Universalium

  • Aneurysm — A localized widening (dilatation) of an artery, vein, or the heart. At the area of an aneurysm, there is typically a bulge and the wall is weakened and may rupture. The word “aneurysm” comes from the Greek “aneurysma” meaning “a widening.” * * *… …   Medical dictionary

  • aneurysm — n. an abnormal balloon like swelling in the wall of an artery. This may be due to degenerative disease or infection, which damages the muscular coats of the vessel, or it may be the result of congenital deficiency in the muscular wall. An aortic… …   The new mediacal dictionary

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