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[bluhd-streem] /ˈblʌdˌstrim/
the blood flowing through a circulatory system.
Origin of bloodstream
First recorded in 1870-75; blood + stream Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He depressed the piston, pumping the antidote into her bloodstream.

    Vigorish Gordon Randall Garrett
  • The powerful drug in the needle-pointed head of each tiny crystal went directly into the bloodstream of each target.

    Anything You Can Do ... Gordon Randall Garrett
  • Knowledge of what Father would have said was for Terence a bloodstream thing, no longer traceable to any remembered words.

  • But the barbarians have kept their bloodstream pure; the Cimmerians are tall and powerful, with dark hair and blue or grey eyes.

    The Hyborian Age Robert E. Howard
  • However even this evil residue was fated to leave but a minor contamination of the Colony's bloodstream.

    Legends of Loudoun Harrison Williams
British Dictionary definitions for bloodstream


the flow of blood through the vessels of a living body
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Word Origin and History for bloodstream

also blood-stream, 1847, from blood (n.) + stream (n.).

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bloodstream in Medicine

bloodstream blood·stream (blŭd'strēm')
The flow of blood through the circulatory system of an organism.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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