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intravenous

[in-truh-vee-nuh s]
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adjective
  1. within a vein.
  2. of, pertaining to, employed in, or administered by injection into a vein: an intravenous solution.
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noun
  1. an intravenous injection.
  2. intravenous feeding. Abbreviation: IV
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Origin of intravenous

First recorded in 1840–50; intra- + venous
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British Dictionary definitions for intravenous

intravenous

adjective
  1. anatomy within a veinan intravenous injection Abbreviations (esp of an injection): IV, i.v.
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Derived Formsintravenously, adverb
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Word Origin and History for intravenous

adj.

1847, coined in English from intra- "within, inside" + Latin venous, from vena "vein" (see vein). Related: Intravenously.

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intravenous in Medicine

intravenous

(ĭn′trə-vēnəs)
adj.
  1. Within or administered into a vein.
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Related formsin′tra•venous•ly adv.
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intravenous in Science

intravenous

[ĭn′trə-vēnəs]
  1. Existing or occurring within a vein.
  2. Administered into a vein, as an injection.
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intravenous in Culture

intravenous

[(in-truh-vee-nuhs)]

A descriptive term for things within a vein. Intravenous feeding or medication is the passing of nutrients or medicines into a vein through a tube.

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