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  • n. Alternative spelling of aneurysm.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A soft, pulsating, hollow tumor, containing blood, arising from the preternatural dilation or rupture of the coats of an artery.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In pathology, a localized dilatation of an artery, due to the pressure of the blood acting on a part weakened by accident or disease.
  • n. In thermometry, an enlargement of the capillary tube of the thermometer.

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

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  • Railroad telegraphers' shorthand for "Is any further amount necessary? --US Railway Association, Standard Cipher Code, 1906.

    January 20, 2013