Definitions for venousˈvi nəs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ve•nousˈvi nəs(adj.)

  1. of or pertaining to a vein or veins.

    Category: Anatomy, Botany

  2. having or composed of veins.

    Category: Anatomy, Botany

  3. pertaining to or designating the oxygen-poor, dark red blood that is carried back to the heart by the veins and by the pulmonary artery.

    Category: Physiology

Origin of venous:

1620–30; < L vēnōsus; see vein , -ous

ve′nous•nessvɪˈnɒs ɪ ti(n.)

ve•nos•i•tyvɪˈnɒs ɪ ti(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. venous(adj)

    of or contained in or performing the function of the veins

    "venous inflammation"; "venous blood as contrasted with arterial blood"; "venous circulation"


  1. venous(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to veins.

    Her venous circulation was poor, leading to varicose veins.

  2. venous(Adjective)

    Possessing veins.

    It was a sample of venous tissue.

  3. venous(Adjective)

    Having numerous veins.

    The tree has highly serrated and venous leaves.

  4. Origin: Variant of venose, from venosus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Venous(adj)

    of or pertaining to a vein or veins; as, the venous circulation of the blood

  2. Venous(adj)

    contained in the veins, or having the same qualities as if contained in the veins, that is, having a dark bluish color and containing an insufficient amount of oxygen so as no longer to be fit for oxygenating the tissues; -- said of the blood, and opposed to arterial

  3. Venous(adj)

    marked with veins; veined; as, a venous leaf


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