arterialize

[ahr-teer-ee-uh-lahyz]

verb (used with object), ar·te·ri·al·ized, ar·te·ri·al·iz·ing. Physiology.

to convert (venous blood) into arterial blood by the action of oxygen in the lungs.

Nearby words

  1. arterial murmur,
  2. arterial nephrosclerosis,
  3. arterial sclerosis,
  4. arterial spider,
  5. arterial tension,
  6. arterially,
  7. arteriarctia,
  8. arteriectasis,
  9. arteriectomy,
  10. arteries

Also especially British, ar·te·ri·al·ise.

Origin of arterialize

First recorded in 1825–35; arterial + -ize

Related formsar·te·ri·al·i·za·tion, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for arterialization

arterialize

arterialise

verb (tr)

to change (venous blood) into arterial blood by replenishing the depleted oxygen
to vascularize (tissues)
to provide with arteries
Derived Formsarterialization or arterialisation, noun

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