aneurysm or an·eu·rism [ an-y uh-riz- uhm ] SHOW IPA / ˈæn yəˌrɪz əm / PHONETIC RESPELLING noun Pathology. a permanent cardiac or arterial dilatation usually caused by weakening of the vessel wall. QUIZZES QUIZ YOURSELF ON THESE WORDS FROM BROWN GIRL DREAMING!
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Origin of aneurysm
dilation, equivalent to
(variant stem of
to dilate; see
OTHER WORDS FROM aneurysm an·eu·rys·mal, an·eu·ris·mal, adjective an·eu·rys·mal·ly, an·eu·ris·mal·ly, adverb
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Example sentences from the Web for aneurysm
However, he sought an explanation of Benedetta's death, and hesitatingly ascribed it to aneurism, or possibly embolism.
The proofs we possess as to the frequency of abdominal, especially mesenteric, aneurism from this source are overwhelming.
Fourier had already experienced, in Egypt and Grenoble, some attacks of aneurism of the heart.
Dempster died suddenly this morning of aneurism of the heart, leaving no confession of any kind.'
British Dictionary definitions for aneurysm noun a sac formed by abnormal dilation of the weakened wall of a blood vessel Derived forms of aneurysm aneurysmal, aneurismal, aneurysmatic or aneurismatic, adjective aneurysmally, aneurismally, aneurysmatically or aneurismatically, adverb Word Origin for aneurysm
C15: from Greek
aneurusma, from aneurunein to dilate, from eurunein to widen
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Medical definitions for aneurysm n. A localized, blood-filled dilation of a blood vessel caused by disease or weakening of the vessel wall. Other words from aneurysm an′eu•rys ( ′mal -məl) null adj.
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Scientific definitions for aneurysm A localized, blood-filled dilation of a blood vessel or cardiac chamber caused by disease, such as arteriosclerosis, or weakening of the vessel or chamber wall. A ruptured aneurysm results in hemorrhage and is often fatal.
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