noun. a cardiovascular disease characterized by a saclike widening of an artery resulting from weakening of the artery wall.
- aortic aneurysm
- cardiovascular disease
- cerebral aneurysm
- intracranial aneurysm
- ἀνεύρυσμα (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
Example sentences of the word aneurysm
1. Noun, singular or mass
Calcium deposits on an aneurysm do not make it any more or any less dangerous.
The best treatment for your cat's aneurysm depends on its cause and accompanying complications.
3. Noun, plural
The ER nurse must be able to make an immediate assessment of critical conditions such as a heart attack, gunshot wound or ruptured aneurysm.