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Pronunciation: ar-tē′rē-ăl-ī-zā′shŭn


  1. Making or becoming arterial.
  2. Aeration or oxygenation of the blood whereby it is changed in character from venous to arterial.
  3. Conversion of a venous structure to arterial function.

Synonym(s): vascularization

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