[ ahr-teer-ee-uh-lahyz ]
/ ɑrˈtɪər i əˌlaɪz /
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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.
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Also especially British, ar·te·ri·al·ise .
OTHER WORDS FROM arterializear·te·ri·al·i·za·tion, noun
Words nearby arterialize
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British Dictionary definitions for arterialize
/ (ɑːˈtɪərɪəˌlaɪz) /
to change (venous blood) into arterial blood by replenishing the depleted oxygen
to vascularize (tissues)
to provide with arteries
Derived forms of arterializearterialization or arterialisation, noun
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