Definition of venous in English:


Syllabification: ve·nous
Pronunciation: /ˈvēnəs


  • 1Of or relating to a vein or the veins.
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    • 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.
  • 1.1Of or relating to the dark red, oxygen-poor blood in the veins and pulmonary artery.
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    • 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: /viˈnäsətē/
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  • This vaso-dilation increases the local venosity of the blood which chemically stimulates Auerbach's and Meissner's plexi in the intestinal walls.


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


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

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