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venous

[vee-nuh s] /ˈvi nəs/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or of the nature of a vein.
2.
having, characterized by, or composed of veins.
3.
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.
Origin
1620-1630
1620-30; variant of venose; see -ous
Related forms
venously, adverb
venousness, noun
nonvenous, adjective
nonvenously, adverb
nonvenousness, noun
postvenous, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for post-venous

venous

/ˈviːnəs/
adjective
1.
(physiol) of or relating to the blood circulating in the veins
2.
of or relating to the veins
Derived Forms
venously, adverb
venousness, noun
Word Origin
C17: see venose
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Word Origin and History for post-venous

venous

adj.

1620s, from Latin venosus "full of veins," from vena (see vein).

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post-venous in Medicine

venous ve·nous (vē'nəs)
adj.
Of, relating to, or contained in the veins.

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