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Definition: Venous hum
1. A low monotonous noise, as of bees in flight, of a swiftly
revolving top, of a wheel, or the like; a drone; a buzz.
The shard-borne beetle with his drowsy hums. --Shak.
2. Any inarticulate and buzzing sound; as:
(a) The confused noise of a crowd or of machinery, etc.,
heard at a distance; as, the hum of industry.
But 'midst the crowd, the hum, the shock of men.
(b) A buzz or murmur, as of approbation. --Macaulay.
3. An imposition or hoax.
4. [Cf. Hem
, interj.] An inarticulate nasal sound or
murmur, like h'm, uttered by a speaker in pause from
embarrassment, affectation, etc.
These shrugs, these hums and ha's. --Shak.
5. [Perh. so called because strongly intoxicating.] A kind of
strong drink formerly used. [Obs.] --Beau. & Fl.
. See under Venous
, a. [L. venosus, from vena a vein. See Vein
1. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to a vein or veins; as, the
venous circulation of the blood.
2. Contained in the veins, or having the same qualities as if
contained in the veins, that is, having a dark bluish
color and containing an insufficient amount of oxygen so
as no longer to be fit for oxygenating the tissues; --
said of the blood, and opposed to arterial.
3. Marked with veins; veined; as, a venous leaf.
(Bot.), a leaf having vessels branching, or
variously divided, over its surface.
(Med.), a humming sound, or bruit, heard during
auscultation of the veins of the neck in an[ae]mia.
(Physiol.), the pulse, or rhythmic
contraction, sometimes seen in a vein, as in the neck,
when there is an obstruction to the passage of blood from
the auricles to the ventricles, or when there is an
abnormal rigidity in the walls of the greater vessels.
There is normally no pulse in a vein.