\vˈɛnəs blˈʌd], \vˈɛnəs blˈʌd], \v_ˈɛ_n_ə_s b_l_ˈʌ_d]\
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By Willam Alexander Newman Dorland
Dark-red or purple b. containing a relatively small amount of oxygen and a large amount of carbon dioxid. It is contained in the right cavities of the heart, in the systemic veins, and in the pulmonary artery of the adult; in the fetus, all the b. is venous or mixed, except that in the umbilical vein (see arterial b.). As compared with arterial b., venous b. contains from 8 to 12 per cent, less oxygen and 6 per cent, more carbon dioxid.
By Smith Ely Jelliffe
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