Definition of venous in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈvēnəs/


1Relating to a vein or the veins.
Example sentences
  • The increase is probably due to raised venous pressure from jugular vein constriction.
  • Brain parenchyma from the parietal lobe showed venous congestion, hemorrhage, and diffuse edema.
  • A venous Doppler study confirmed venous thrombosis of the deep femoral vein.
1.1Relating to the dark red, oxygen-poor blood in the veins and pulmonary artery.
Example sentences
  • That made sense as dark red blood is venous, and by then I could see it pooling over the chest drapes.
  • The stagnation of venous blood is a phenomenon that appears when the activity of the heart is weak.
  • Repetitive contractions of the leg muscles actively pump back the venous blood.



Pronunciation: /vəˈnäsədē/
Example sentences
  • This vaso-dilation increases the local venosity of the blood which chemically stimulates Auerbach's and Meissner's plexi in the intestinal walls.


Example sentences
  • These pharmaceutical compositions will generally be prepared by conventional methods and administered venously.


Early 17th century: from Latin venosus 'venous', from vena 'vein'.

Words that rhyme with venous

genus, intravenous, Maecenas, Malvinas, Salinas, Venus

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Syllabification: ve·nous

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