thromboembolism


throm·bo·em·bo·lism

noun \ˌthräm-bō-ˈem-bə-ˌli-zəm\

Definition of THROMBOEMBOLISM

:  the blocking of a blood vessel by a particle that has broken away from a blood clot at its site of formation
throm·bo·em·bol·ic \-em-ˈbä-lik\ adjective

First Known Use of THROMBOEMBOLISM

1907

throm·bo·em·bo·lism

noun \ˌthräm-bō-ˈem-bə-ˌliz-əm\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of THROMBOEMBOLISM

: the blocking of a blood vessel by a particle that has broken away from a blood clot at its site of formation

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