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

  • adj. Within or administered into a vein.
  • n. A drug, nutrient solution, or other substance administered into a vein.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Inside the veins.
  • n. A dose of medicine administered from a drip, down through a hollow needle inserted into a patient's vein.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Within the veins.
  • adj. Administered by injection into a vein.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Situated or occurring within veins.

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

  • adj. within or by means of a vein


From intra- +‎ venous. (Wiktionary)


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