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venous Line breaks: ven¦ous
Pronunciation: /ˈviːnəs/

Definition of venous in English:


Relating 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.


Pronunciation: /vɪˈnɒsɪti/
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 'having many veins', from vena 'vein'.

Words that rhyme with venous

genus, intravenous, Maecenas, Malvinas, Salinas, Venus
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