Relating to both an artery and a vein or to both arteries and veins in general; both arterial and venous, as an “AV anastomosis.”

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ar·te·rio·ve·nous är-.tir-ē-ō-'vē-nəs adj of, relating to, or connecting the arteries and veins <\arteriovenous anastomoses>

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ar·te·rio·ve·nous (ahr-tēr″e-o-veґnəs) both arterial and venous; pertaining to or affecting an artery and a vein.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • arteriovenous — ar•te•ri•o•ve•nous [[t]ɑrˌtɪər i oʊˈvi nəs[/t]] adj. anat. of, pertaining to, or affecting both arteries and veins • Etymology: 1875–80 …   From formal English to slang

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