intravenous

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EtymologyEdit

From intra- +‎ venous.

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ɪntɹəˈviːnəs/
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intravenous (not comparable)

  1. Inside the veins.
    • 2015, Chigozie Obioma, The Fishermen, ONE, page 116:
      Ikenna had typhoid and had been admitted at the hospital, receiving intravenous injections.

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NounEdit

intravenous (uncountable) (abbreviated as IV)

  1. (medicine) A dose of medicine administered from a drip, down through a hollow needle inserted into a patient's vein.
    Get his morphine intravenous started stat!

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