venous

[ vee-nuhs ]
/ ˈvi nəs /

adjective

of, relating to, or of the nature of a vein.
having, characterized by, or composed of veins.
pertaining to the blood in the pulmonary artery, right side of the heart, and most veins, that has become deoxygenated and charged with carbon dioxide during its passage through the body and that in humans is normally dark red.

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Origin of venous

1620–30; variant of venose; see -ous

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British Dictionary definitions for venous

venous
/ (ˈviːnəs) /

adjective

physiol of or relating to the blood circulating in the veins
of or relating to the veins

Derived forms of venous

venously, adverbvenousness, noun

Word Origin for venous

C17: see venose
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Medical definitions for venous

venous
[ vēnəs ]

adj.

Of, relating to, or contained in the veins.
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