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Medical Term:

arteriovenous aneurysm

 

Definition:

  1. a dilated arteriovenous shunt;
  2. communication between an artery and a vein, usually congenital or associated with atherosclerotic changes; more appropriately termed arteriovenous fistula or arteriovenous malformation.
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