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ANEURYSM

 Dictionary entry overview: What does aneurysm mean? 

ANEURYSM (noun)
  The noun ANEURYSM has 1 sense:

1. a cardiovascular disease characterized by a saclike widening of an artery resulting from weakening of the artery wall

  Familiarity information: ANEURYSM used as a noun is very rare.


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ANEURYSM (noun)


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Meaning:

A cardiovascular disease characterized by a saclike widening of an artery resulting from weakening of the artery wall

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

aneurism; aneurysm

Hypernyms ("aneurysm" is a kind of...):

cardiovascular disease (a disease of the heart or blood vessels)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "aneurysm"):

aortic aneurysm (an aneurysm of the aorta)

cerebral aneurysm (an aneurysm of the carotid artery)

intracranial aneurysm (an aneurysm of a cranial artery)

ventricular aneurysm (a localized dilation or protrusion on the wall of the left ventricle of the heart (occurring after a myocardial infarction))


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