Part of speech: adjective

Pertaining to the veins.

Part of speech: adjective

Marked with or having veins.

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Usage examples "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", 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", Joseph McCabe.