American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A localized, pathological, blood-filled dilatation of a blood vessel caused by a disease or weakening of the vessel's wall.
- n. pathology An abnormal blood-filled swelling of an artery or vein, resulting from a localized weakness in the wall of the vessel.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. a sac-like widening of a blood vessel.
- n. a cardiovascular disease characterized by a saclike widening of an artery resulting from weakening of the artery wall
- From Ancient Greek ἀνεύρυσμα (aneurysma, "a widening, an opening"), from ἀνά (ana, "up") + εὐρύς (eurys, "wide"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English aneurisme, ultimately from Greek aneurusma, from aneurein, to dilate : ana-, throughout; see ana- + eurus, wide. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“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.”
“If you EVER had an original thought you would run to the hospital thinking it was a brain aneurysm”
“If any of you brainwashed morons ever had an original thought you would run to the hospital thinking it was a brain aneurysm”
“(Last year, a long-standing proposal for a medal honoring organ donors finally became the Stephanie Tubbs-Jones Gift of Life Medal Act, after the Cleveland congresswoman died of a brain aneurysm and her family donated her organs.)”
“Ralph Vicinanza, literary agent who sold the work of big-name writers including Stephen King and the Dalai Lama around the world, died of a brain aneurysm Saturday night at age 60.”
“Whatever his secret, Kelly – who has died aged 51 after a brain aneurysm – was a consummate performer who reigned supreme at the King's theatres in Glasgow and Edinburgh for 20 years.”
“British fantasy author Louise Cooper, passed away on October 21, 2009 of a brain aneurysm at her home in Cornwall.”
“David Mills, head writer of hit shows like The Wire and Treme, died of a brain aneurysm Wednesday morning.”
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