blood clot


: a thick and sticky clump of dried blood that stops blood from flowing through a blood vessel in a person or an animal
She had a blood clot in her lungs.

Examples of blood clot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web He was rushed to a Fort Worth hospital, where he was diagnosed with a pulmonary embolism—a blood clot blocking his lungs—and hooked up to an oxygen tank. By Andrew R Chow/granbury, Texas, TIME, 8 July 2024 Although much less common, coughing can be a sign of some medical emergencies, like lung collapse or pulmonary embolism, when an artery that supplies the lungs with blood becomes blocked by a blood clot. Jenny Sweigard, Verywell Health, 1 July 2024 The woman also suffered multiple rib fractures and a blood clot in her lungs, prosecutors said. John Annese, New York Daily News, 10 Mar. 2024 The drug is intended to minimize the bleeding and subsequent brain damage that can occur after an ischemic stroke, in which a blood clot forms in an artery leading to the brain. Corinne Purtill, Los Angeles Times, 16 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for blood clot 

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Medical Definition

blood clot

: clot
blood-clotting adjective

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