aneurism aneurism  /ˈæn jʊ ˌrɪ zəm/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a cardiovascular disease characterized by a saclike widening of an artery resulting from weakening of the artery wall

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. This is an aneurism which any rough usage or surgery is apt to burst.
  2. I fear he will have an aneurism:.
  3. His wife Sue, who at 49 died of a brain aneurism just one month ago, appeared before him with a simple message.

News

  1. Bishop Zubik calls two popular popes’ path to sainthood ‘double blessing’

    Pittsburgh’s Bishop David Zubik called Friday a “double blessing,” as Pope Francis cleared the way for sainthood for two popular popes. John Paul II was put on the fast track for sainthood after his death, and on Friday, Francis approved the second miracle needed to canonization. That miracle involved a Costa Rican woman who said she was cured from a brain aneurism. Zubik said he believes Paul’s ...
    on July 6, 2013     Source: WPXI Pittsburgh

  2. Popes John Paul II, John XXIII cleared for sainthood

    The miracle that brings John Paul to the ranks of saints concerns a Costa Rican woman who inexplicably was cured of a cerebral aneurism after praying to the late pontiff.
    on July 6, 2013     Source: Portland Press Herald

Quotes

  1. Sorbo, who played Hercules for Raimi from the mid to late 1990s, tells website FilmStew.com, "I busted my ass on Hercules and I almost died doing it. I had an aneurism that exploded in my body that almost killed me. I think I'm a good enough actor...
    on Feb 14, 2007 By: Kevin Sorbo Source: Contactmusic.com

  2. "They did find an aneurism in his leg, but they classified it as an elective surgery," DeGuerin said today in a phone interview.
    on Sep 1, 2009 By: Dick DeGuerin Source: Bloomberg

  3. "Besides almost having an aneurism at halftime it was a pretty good game," Louisville coach Rick Pitino said. "You have to make them play defense, take your time and get the offensive glass."
    on Feb 18, 2009 By: Rick Pitino Source: USA Today

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