Definition of aneurysm in English:

aneurysm

(also aneurism)

noun

Medicine
  • An excessive localized swelling of the wall of an artery.

    • ‘The increasing swelling of an aneurysm of the aorta may press on the spine and chest organs.’
    • ‘Your doctor can measure pulses at points around your body to check for a variety of problems, including aneurysms and narrowed arteries.’
    • ‘An aneurysm is a swelling in part of an artery caused by damage to, or weakness of, a blood vessel wall.’
    • ‘In patients without subarachnoid hemorrhage from a separate aneurysm, larger aneurysms also were more likely to rupture.’
    • ‘For instance, if the aneurysm involves the arteries to the kidneys then surgeons need this information if they plan to operate.’

Origin

Late Middle English: from Greek aneurusma dilatation, from aneurunein widen out.

Pronunciation:

aneurysm

/ˈanjʊrɪz(ə)m/