return(redirected from by return)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
a coming back.
venous return the flow of blood into the heart from the peripheral vessels.
1. Going or coming back; in cardiology, refers to blood flow.
2. In phlebotomy, the appearance of blood in the hub of the venipuncture apparatus.
[M.E., fr. L.L. retorno, , to turn again]