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IV

[ahy-vee] /ˈaɪˈvi/
noun, plural IVs, IV's.
1.
an intravenous device for delivering electrolyte solutions, medicines, and nutrients.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55

IV

2.
intravenous drip.
3.
intravenous injection.

I.V.

1.
initial velocity.

i.v.

1.
increased value.
2.
initial velocity.
3.
invoice value.
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  • During phases iii and IV, students take trade specific training courses.
  • Part IV of the effect of utility upon the sentiments of approbation.
  • Pius IV, like many of his predecessors and successors, was a nepotist.
  • In final fantasy IV, one of the characters, kain, uses a lance as his primary weapon.
  • There used to be cases IV, vii and viii, but these have all been abolished.
  • Chloral hydrate is a schedule IV controlled substance in the united states.
  • Clement continued the struggle of his predecessors with the emperor louis IV.
British Dictionary definitions for IV

i.v.

abbreviation
1.
intravenous(ly)
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IV in Medicine

IV abbr.

  1. intravenous

  2. intravenously

  3. intraventricular

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Related Abbreviations for IV

IV

  1. intravenous
  2. intravenously
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