aneurism


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aneurysm
left: normal abdominal aorta
right: abdominal aortic aneurysm

an·eu·rysm

also an·eu·rism  (ăn′yə-rĭz′əm)
n.
An abnormal, blood-filled sac formed by dilation of the wall of a blood vessel or heart ventricle, most commonly the abdominal aorta and intracranial arteries, resulting from disease or trauma to the wall, as in atherosclerosis.

[Middle English aneurisme, ultimately from Greek aneurusma, from aneurein, to dilate : ana-, throughout; see ana- + eurus, wide.]

an′eu·rys′mal (-məl) adj.

aneurism, aneurysm

a disease of the artery wall that causes a localized dilatation of the artery and a pulsating tumor.
See also: Blood and Blood Vessels
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aneurism - a cardiovascular disease characterized by a saclike widening of an artery resulting from weakening of the artery wallaneurism - a cardiovascular disease characterized by a saclike widening of an artery resulting from weakening of the artery wall
cardiovascular disease - a disease of the heart or blood vessels
aortic aneurysm - an aneurysm of the aorta
cerebral aneurysm - an aneurysm of the carotid artery
intracranial aneurysm - an aneurysm of a cranial artery
ventricular aneurysm - a localized dilation or protrusion on the wall of the left ventricle of the heart (occurring after a myocardial infarction)
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John's Wood, and that the cause of her death was Aneurism.
This aneurism of mine makes me easily tired, and the tussle we had half an hour ago has not mended matters.
When I had him fairly inside my cab, my heart jumped so with joy that I feared lest at this last moment my aneurism might go wrong.