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noun Physiology.
  1. the state or quality of being venous.
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Origin of venosity

First recorded in 1850–55; venose + -ity
Related formshy·per·ve·nos·i·ty, nounsu·per·ve·nos·i·ty, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for venosity


  1. an excessive quantity of blood in the venous system or in an organ or part
  2. an unusually large number of blood vessels in an organ or part
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venosity in Medicine


  1. The quality or condition of being venous or venose.
  2. An excess of venous blood.
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