aneurysm or aneurism


aneurysm or aneurism
an|eu|rysm or an|eu|rism [ `ænjə,rızəm ] noun count MEDICAL
a serious swelling in the wall of an ARTERY (=tube carrying blood round the body)

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  • aneurysm — or aneurism [an′yo͞o riz΄əm, anyəriz΄əm] n. [ModL aneurisma < Gr aneurysma < ana , up + eurys, broad: see EURY ] a sac formed by local enlargement of the weakened wall of an artery, a vein, or the heart, caused by disease or injury… …   English World dictionary

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  • aneurism — aneurysm UK [ˈænjəˌrɪz(ə)m] / US [ˈænjəˌrɪzəm] or aneurism UK / US noun [countable] Word forms aneurysm : singular aneurysm plural aneurysms medical a serious swelling in the wall of an artery (= tube carrying blood around the body) …   English dictionary

  • aneurism — (n.) the less correct, but more popular, spelling of ANEURYSM (Cf. aneurysm) (q.v.), by influence of words in ISM (Cf. ism). The y is etymologically correct; the spelling with i suggests a meaning nervelessness …   Etymology dictionary

  • aneurism, or aneurysm — A sac formed by the dilatation of the weakened walls of an artery, usually resulting in a soft pulsating tumor …   Black's law dictionary

  • aneurism, or aneurysm — A sac formed by the dilatation of the weakened walls of an artery, usually resulting in a soft pulsating tumor …   Black's law dictionary

  • aneurysm — UK [ˈænjəˌrɪz(ə)m] / US [ˈænjəˌrɪzəm] or aneurism UK / US noun [countable] Word forms aneurysm : singular aneurysm plural aneurysms medical a serious swelling in the wall of an artery (= tube carrying blood around the body) …   English dictionary

  • Aneurism — An eu*rism, n. [Gr. ?, ?, a widening, an opening; ? up + ? wide.] (Med.) A soft, pulsating, hollow tumor, containing blood, arising from the preternatural dilation or rupture of the coats of an artery. [Written also {aneurysm}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • aneurism — aneurism, or aneurysm A sac formed by the dilatation of the weakened walls of an artery, usually resulting in a soft pulsating tumor …   Black's law dictionary