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[sang-gwif-er-uh s]
  1. conveying blood, as a blood vessel.
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Origin of sanguiferous

First recorded in 1675–85; sangui- + -ferous
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Historical Examples

  • And from the same cause they are not liable to a sanguiferous menstruation.

    Zoonomia, Vol. I

    Erasmus Darwin

  • Red flowers were given for derangement in the sanguiferous system, and yellow ones for those of the bile.

    Curiosities of Medical Experience

    J. G. (John Gideon) Millingen

  • In certain diseases, globules of pus have also been detected in the sanguiferous stream.

    Curiosities of Medical Experience

    J. G. (John Gideon) Millingen

  • Tonics are also separated from Stimulants, and included with those which act on the muscular and sanguiferous systems.

    The Action of Medicines in the System

    Frederick William Headland

  • The sanguiferous vessels underwent an extraordinary increase, or, at least, became remarkably evident.

sanguiferous in Medicine


  1. Conveying blood.
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