aneurysm

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From Ancient Greek ἀνεύρυσμα (aneúrusma, a widening, an opening), from ἀνά (aná, up) + εὐρύς (eurús, wide).

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aneurysm (plural aneurysms)

  1. (pathology) An abnormal blood-filled swelling of an artery or vein, resulting from a localized weakness in the wall of the vessel.

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