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arteriovenous malformation

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arteriovenous malformation (plural arteriovenous malformations)

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  1. (pathology) A congenital disorder in which arteries are connected directly to veins rather than through capillaries that distribute oxygen and nutrients. These connections, often called a nidus, can be extremely fragile and prone to bleeding.

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  • Also known by the abbreviation AVM.

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