- of a vein or veins
- having veins or full of veins; veiny
- Physiol. designating blood being carried in the veins back to the heart and lungs: venous blood has given up oxygen and taken up carbon dioxide, and in vertebrates is characterized by a dark-red color
Origin: L venosus
- venously adverb
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- Of, relating to, or contained in the veins: venous circulation.
- Of, relating to, or being the blood in the veins or pulmonary arteries that is usually dark red as a result of low oxygen content.
- Having numerous veins, as a leaf or the wings of an insect.
Origin: From Latin vēnōsus, from vēna, vein.
- veˈnous·ly adverb
- veˈnous·ness noun
venous - Medical Definition