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  • 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 — (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 — 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 — Freaking out. Some water spills on your friend and she starts freaking out. Don t have an aneurism, it s just water …   Dictionary of american slang

  • 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 — noun a cardiovascular disease characterized by a saclike widening of an artery resulting from weakening of the artery wall • Syn: ↑aneurysm • Derivationally related forms: ↑aneurismatic, ↑aneurismal, ↑aneurysmatic (for: ↑aneurysm), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • aneurism — noun see aneurysm …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ANEURISM —    a tumour, containing blood, on the coat of an artery …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • aneurism — n. permanent arterial enlargement usually caused by weakening of the vessel wall by diseases (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • aneurism —   n. abnormal swelling of blood vessel.    ♦ aneurysmal, aneurismal, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

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