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Definition of "aneurysm" []

  • A localized, pathological, blood-filled dilatation of a blood vessel caused by a disease or weakening of the vessel's wall. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "aneurysm" in a sentence
  • "Even more surprising, given the fear the word "aneurysm" strikes in patients with new diagnoses and their families, is that many small unruptured aneurysms are not treated."
  • "We hope one of David's 29 dimensions describes his ability to not have a brain aneurysm while dealing with the lies and insults coming from eHarmony's staff."
  • "Six months later, he suffered a brain aneurysm that required surgery and extensive rehabilitation."