Swelling vs Aneurysm - What's the difference?

swelling | aneurysm |


As nouns the difference between swelling and aneurysm

is that swelling is the state of being swollen while aneurysm is (pathology) an abnormal blood-filled swelling of an artery or vein, resulting from a localized weakness in the wall of the vessel.

As a verb swelling

is .

swelling

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • The state of being swollen.
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  • Anything swollen, especially any abnormally swollen part of the body.
  • See also

    * edema

    Verb

    (head)
  • aneurysm

    Alternative forms

    * aneurism

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (pathology) An abnormal blood-filled swelling of an artery or vein, resulting from a localized weakness in the wall of the vessel.
  • Derived terms

    * aneurysmatic * aneurysmal