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aneurysm
n. abnormal expansion of blood vessel containing clotted blood (Medical)

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Aneurysm
An aneurysm or aneurism (from , aneurysma, "dilation", from ἀνευρύνειν, aneurynein, "to dilate") is a localized, blood-filled balloon-like in the wall of a blood vessel.

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aneurysm

Noun
1. a cardiovascular disease characterized by a sac-like widening of an artery resulting from weakening of the artery wall
(synonym) aneurism
(hypernym) cardiovascular disease
(hyponym) aortic aneurysm


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Aneurysm
A widening or dilatation of blood vessel.
 
aneurism
aneurysm or aneurism

noun
swelling caused by the weakening of a wall of a blood vessel
congenital aneurysm = weakening of the arteries at the base of the brain, occurring in a baby from birth
COMMENT: aneurysm usually occurs in the wall of the aorta, ('aortic aneurysm') and is often due to atherosclerosis, and sometimes to syphilis


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Aneurysm
localized, pathological, blood-filled dilatations of a blood vessel caused by a disease or weakening of the vessel's wall.

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