What does the word venous mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Pertaining to the veins.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Marked with or having veins.

Usage examples for venous

  1. It has been shown that the blood, in passing through the lungs, is purified by the oxygen of the air combining with the superabundant hydrogen and carbon of the venous blood, thus forming carbonic acid and water, which are expired into the atmosphere. – The American Woman's Home by Catherine E. Beecher and Harriet Beecher Stowe
  2. In the turtle it is so nearly complete that the venous and the arterial blood are fairly separated; in the crocodile it is quite complete, though the arteries are imperfectly arranged. – The Story of Evolution by Joseph McCabe
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