aneurysm /ˈanjʊrɪz(ə)m / aneurism

a

I. noun


[Medicine] an excessive localized swelling of the wall of an artery.
II. derivatives

aneurysmal /anjʊˈrɪzm(ə)l /
adjective


– origin late Middle English: from Greek aneurusma ‘dilatation’, from aneurunein ‘widen out’.

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