venous
adjective Etymology: Latin venosus, from vena vein Date: 1626 1. of, relating to, or full of veins <
a venous thrombosis
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a venous rock
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2. of blood having passed through the capillaries and given up oxygen for the tissues and become charged with carbon dioxide • venously adverb

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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 — Relating to a vein or to the veins. SYN: phleboid (2). [L. venosus] * * * 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… …   Medical 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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