Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to circulation.
  • adj. Of or relating to the circulatory system.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or pertaining to a circulation, especially to the circulatory system.
  • n. A vessel with two portions unequally exposed to heat, and with connecting pipes or passages, through which the fluid rises from the overheated portion, and descends from the relatively colder, maintaining a circulation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Circular.
  • adj. Circulating, or going round.
  • adj. Subserving the purposes of circulation; ; of or pertaining to the organs of circulation.
  • n. A chemical vessel consisting of two portions unequally exposed to the heat of the fire, and with connecting pipes or passages, through which the fluid rises from the overheated portion, and descends from the relatively colder, maintaining a circulation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Moving over or through a circuit.
  • Pertaining to circulation, as of the blood: as, the circulatory vessels.
  • n. In old chemistry, a glass vessel in which a fluid was submitted to the process of circulation. Several kinds were in use, but the two chiefly used were called the pelican or blind atembic and the diota.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to circulation
  • adj. relating to circulatory system or to circulation of the blood

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • In brief, the "rat mesoappendix test", conducted by Zweifach and technicians whom he trained, produced evidence by 1944 for two vasoactive factors in circulatory shock.

    Robert F. Furchgott - Autobiography

  • As part of their thesis, a total of 99 patients with life-threatening heart failure were treated with a heart pump for short - or long-term circulatory support.

    Medindia Health News

  • FDA-cleared TandemHeart can be placed rapidly by both interventional cardiologists in a cath lab and by cardiac surgeons in an operating room to provide short-term circulatory support to patients requiring additional cardiac assistance.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • a heart pump for short - or long-term circulatory support.

    PhysOrg.com - latest science and technology news stories

  • Hence an updated traditional standard, which we might call the circulatory-respiratory standard: death as the irreversible cessation of circulatory-respiratory function.

    The Definition of Death

  • In every case we have a kind of circulatory process into which mental excitements and physiological changes enter, and these are so subtly related to each other that one always increases the other, until the maximum desire is reached, to which the will must surrender.

    Psychology and Social Sanity

  • This increase is expected to cause a rise in chronic conditions, such as circulatory and respiratory diseases and cancer.

    WalesOnline - Home

  • Much of this increase is due to significant reductions in major causes of death such as circulatory system diseases.

    Health News from Medical News Today

  • I came in a series of rapid thrusts, gasping for breath, heart roaring to life in my chest, beating faster than I remembered, a runaway pounding of long-dead circulatory muscle.

    Crossed

  • Children are particularly vulnerable, Null says, because they have difficulty escaping from a hot vehicle on their own, and their respiratory and circulatory systems can't handle heat as well as adults'.

    Hot-car deaths rise for children in 2010

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.