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intravenous Syllabification: in·tra·ve·nous
Pronunciation: /ˌintrəˈvēnəs/
(abbreviation: IV)

Definition of intravenous in English:


Existing or taking place within, or administered into, a vein or veins: an intravenous drip
More example sentences
  • One of the most commonly used medical devices in hospital patients are peripheral intravenous catheters.
  • Chemotherapy may be administered either systemically via the oral or intravenous route or by hepatic infusion.
  • An old man sits on the street administering an intravenous drip to himself.


Pronunciation: /ˌintrəˈvēnəslē/
Example sentences
  • If we try to give gene therapy intravenously, it probably won't make it to all the tumour cells.
  • This regimen advises that an initial dose of insulin be given intravenously and intramuscularly.
  • Technically, it is easier to administer fluids subcutaneously than intravenously.

Words that rhyme with intravenous

genus, Maecenas, Malvinas, Salinas, venous, Venus
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