- The flowing blood as it is encountered in the circulatory system as distinguished from blood that has been removed from the circulatory system or sequestered in a part; thus, something added to the b. may be expected to become distributed to all parts of the body through which blood is flowing.
* * *blood·stream -.strēm n the flowing blood in a circulatory system
* * *blood·stream (bludґstrēm) the blood flowing through the circulatory system in the living body. Written also blood stream.
Medical dictionary. 2011.
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bloodstream — (n.) also blood stream, 1847, from BLOOD (Cf. blood) (n.) + STREAM (Cf. stream) (n.) … Etymology dictionary
bloodstream — ► NOUN ▪ the blood circulating through the body of a person or animal … English terms dictionary
bloodstream — [blud′strēm΄] n. the blood flowing through the circulatory system of a body … English World dictionary
bloodstream — noun VERB + BLOODSTREAM ▪ enter ▪ absorb sth into ▪ The drug is quickly absorbed into the bloodstream. PREPOSITION ▪ in sb s/the bloodstream … Collocations dictionary
bloodstream — [[t]blʌ̱dstriːm[/t]] bloodstreams N COUNT: usu sing, the N, poss N Your bloodstream is the blood that flows around your body. The disease releases toxins into the bloodstream … English dictionary
bloodstream — noun Date: 1630 1. the flowing blood in a circulatory system 2. a mainstream of power or vitality < introduce into the economic bloodstream a large amount of money Harper s > … New Collegiate Dictionary
bloodstream — blood|stream [ˈblʌdstri:m] n [C usually singular] the blood flowing in your body ▪ The drug is injected directly into the bloodstream … Dictionary of contemporary English
bloodstream — blood|stream [ blʌd,strim ] noun singular the blood that moves around your body: Traces of illegal drugs were found in his bloodstream … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
bloodstream — noun (singular) the blood as it flows around your body: The drug is injected directly into the bloodstream … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
bloodstream — UK [ˈblʌdˌstriːm] / US [ˈblʌdˌstrɪm] noun [singular] the blood that moves around your body Traces of illegal drugs were found in his bloodstream … English dictionary
bloodstream — /blud streem /, n. the blood flowing through a circulatory system. [1870 75; BLOOD + STREAM] * * * … Universalium