meaning of aneurism

aneurism meaning in General Dictionary

a smooth pulsating hollow tumefaction containing bloodstream arising from the preternatural dilation or rupture of this coats of an artery

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  • a cardiovascular disease described as a saclike widening of an artery resulting from deterioration of this artery wall surface
  • a soft, pulsating, hollow tumor, containing bloodstream, arising from the preternatural dilation or rupture of the coats of an artery.

aneurism meaning in Etymology Dictionary

the less correct, but popular, spelling of aneurysm (q.v.), by impact of words in -ism. The -y- is etymologically correct; the spelling with -i- recommends a meaning "nervelessness."


aneurism meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) A soft, pulsating, hollow tumor, containing blood, due to the preternatural dilation or rupture of the coats of an artery.