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verb (used with object), ar·te·ri·al·ized, ar·te·ri·al·iz·ing. Physiology.
  1. to convert (venous blood) into arterial blood by the action of oxygen in the lungs.
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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



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