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aneurism (n.)

the less correct, but more popular, spelling of aneurysm (q.v.), by influence of words in -ism. The -y- is etymologically correct; the spelling with -i- suggests a meaning "nervelessness."

updated on June 05, 2012

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Definitions of aneurism from WordNet

aneurism (n.)
a cardiovascular disease characterized by a saclike widening of an artery resulting from weakening of the artery wall;
Synonyms: aneurysm
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.