Definition of aneurysm in English:

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aneurysm

Pronunciation: /ˈanjʊrɪz(ə)m/
(also aneurism)

noun

Medicine
An excessive localized swelling of the wall of an artery.
Example sentences
  • An aneurysm is a swelling in part of an artery caused by damage to, or weakness of, a blood vessel wall.
  • In patients without subarachnoid hemorrhage from a separate aneurysm, larger aneurysms also were more likely to rupture.
  • For instance, if the aneurysm involves the arteries to the kidneys then surgeons need this information if they plan to operate.

Derivatives

aneurysmal

Pronunciation: /anjʊˈrɪzm(ə)l/
adjective
Example sentences
  • Subarachnoid hemorrhage associated with aneurysmal rupture is a potentially lethal event with a mortality rate as high as 50 percent.
  • However, the vascular wall was intact without any aneurysmal dilation or communication with the hemorrhagic cystic lesion.
  • The second patient described herein had aneurysmal changes with advanced degenerative disease.

Origin

Late Middle English: from Greek aneurusma 'dilatation', from aneurunein 'widen out'.

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