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.
- ve·nous·ly, adverb
- ve·nous·ness, noun
- non·ve·nous, adjective
- non·ve·nous·ly, adverb
- non·ve·nous·ness, noun
- post·ve·nous, adjective
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How to use venous in a sentence
So the blood clot itself is called cerebral venous sinus thrombosis.The Johnson & Johnson Pause Shows The System Is Working | Anna Rothschild | April 14, 2021 | FiveThirtyEight
I had triple the normal rate of venous thromboembolism—a blood clot forming disorder—and an elevated risk for male breast cancer.23andMe and Me: Why Policymakers Should Set the Genetic Testing Company Free | Charles C. Johnson | February 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
venous thromboembolism—a condition that leads to blood clots—can be prevented fairly easily.23andMe and Me: Why Policymakers Should Set the Genetic Testing Company Free | Charles C. Johnson | February 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Or that sitting with your legs crossed can lead to deep venous thrombosis?
Now, the venous system routing blood around the scarred parts of my liver is more complex, more liable to rupture.
By respiration the black venous blood is transformed into red arterial blood and regenerated.Urania | Camille Flammarion
In 1687 Cowper saw the passage of the arterial into the venous current in the mesentery of a cat.An Epitome of the History of Medicine | Roswell Park
The heart has a pair of venous ostia, often blending into one, and an anterior arterial aorta.
A venous system of returning vessels is now fully developed, and its relations are very remarkable.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume 1 | Francis Maitland Balfour
The venous system of Scyllium or Pristiurus, during the early parts of stage K, presents the simple constitution just described.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume 1 | Francis Maitland Balfour
British Dictionary definitions for venous
physiol of or relating to the blood circulating in the veins
of or relating to the veins
- venously, adverb
- venousness, noun
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