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aneurysm

an·eu·rysm (an·eu·rism)

aneurysm (aneurism)

 
pronunciation:
aen y rih zm
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part of speech: noun
definition: a dilation in a particular part of an artery caused by weakness in the vessel wall.
If the aneurysm grows any larger, surgery may be necessary to prevent the artery from bursting.
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derivations: aneurysmal (aneurismal) (adj.), aneurysmally (aneurismally) (adv.)