- 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 of venousClassical Latin venosus
- Of or relating to the veins in the body: 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 of venousFrom Latin vēnōsus, from vēna, vein.
(comparative more venous, superlative most venous)
- Of or pertaining to veins.
- Her venous circulation was poor, leading to varicose veins.
- Possessing veins.
- It was a sample of venous tissue.
- Having numerous veins.
- The tree has highly serrated and venous leaves.