intravenous

[in-truh-vee-nuh s]

adjective

within a vein.
of, pertaining to, employed in, or administered by injection into a vein: an intravenous solution.

noun

an intravenous injection.
intravenous feeding. Abbreviation: IV

Nearby words

  1. intrauterine contraceptive,
  2. intrauterine device,
  3. intrauterine fracture,
  4. intravasation,
  5. intravascular,
  6. intravenous anesthesia,
  7. intravenous anesthetic,
  8. intravenous bolus,
  9. intravenous drip,
  10. intravenous urography

Origin of intravenous

First recorded in 1840–50; intra- + venous

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British Dictionary definitions for intravenous

intravenous

adjective

anatomy within a veinan intravenous injection Abbreviations (esp of an injection): IV, i.v.
Derived Formsintravenously, adverb

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Word Origin and History for intravenous

intravenous

adj.

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

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Medicine definitions for intravenous

intravenous

[ĭn′trə-vēnəs]

adj.

Within or administered into a vein.
Related formsin′tra•venous•ly adv.


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Science definitions for intravenous

intravenous

[ĭn′trə-vēnəs]

Existing or occurring within a vein.
Administered into a vein, as an injection.
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Culture definitions for intravenous

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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