Intravenous



[in-truh-vee-nuh s] /ˌɪn trəˈvi nəs/

adjective
1.
within a vein.
2.
of, pertaining to, employed in, or administered by injection into a vein:
an intravenous solution.
noun
3.
an intravenous injection.
4.
intravenous feeding.
Abbreviation: IV.
/ˌɪntrəˈviːnəs/
adjective
1.
(anatomy) within a vein: an intravenous injection Abbreviations (esp of an injection) IV, i.v.
adj.

1847, coined in English from intra- “within, inside” + Latin venous, from vena “vein” (see vein). Related: Intravenously.

intravenous in·tra·ve·nous (ĭn’trə-vē’nəs)
adj.
Abbr. IV
Within or administered into a vein.
in’tra·ve’nous·ly adv.
intravenous
(ĭn’trə-vē’nəs)

intravenous [(in-truh-vee-nuhs)]

A descriptive term for things within a vein. Intravenous feeding or medication is the passing of nutrients or medicines into a vein through a tube.

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