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arterialize

[ahr-teer-ee-uh-lahyz] /ɑrˈtɪər i əˌlaɪz/
verb (used with object), arterialized, arterializing. Physiology
1.
to convert (venous blood) into arterial blood by the action of oxygen in the lungs.
Also, especially British, arterialise.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; arterial + -ize
Related forms
arterialization, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for arterialise

arterialize

/ɑːˈtɪərɪəˌlaɪz/
verb (transitive)
1.
to change (venous blood) into arterial blood by replenishing the depleted oxygen
2.
to vascularize (tissues)
3.
to provide with arteries
Derived Forms
arterialization, arterialisation, noun
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