from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or contained in the veins: venous circulation.
- adj. Of, relating to, or being the blood in the veins or pulmonary arteries that is usually dark red as a result of low oxygen content.
- adj. Having numerous veins, as a leaf or the wings of an insect.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of or pertaining to veins.
- adj. Possessing veins.
- adj. Having numerous veins.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to a vein or veins.
- adj. Contained in the veins, or having the same qualities as if contained in the veins, that is, having a dark bluish color and containing an insufficient amount of oxygen so as no longer to be fit for oxygenating the tissues; -- said of the blood, and opposed to arterial.
- adj. Marked with veins; veined.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to veins; full of veins; contained in veins; veined; venose: as, the venous system; venous blood or circulation; a. venous plexus, sinus, or radicle.
- In entomology, having veins or nervures; venose or veined, as an insect's wing.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or contained in or performing the function of the veins
From Latin vēnōsus, from vēna, vein.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Variant of venose, from Latin venosus. (Wiktionary)