hypercoagulability

noun
hy·per·co·ag·u·la·bil·i·ty | \ ˌhī-pər-kō-ˌa-gyə-lə-ˈbi-lə-tē \

Definition of hypercoagulability 

: a state or condition marked by an increased tendency to form blood clots within a blood vessel : excessive coagulabilityPatients can have other conditions that increase their risk of stroke such as congenital heart disease or hypercoagulability —Allison Horton

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hypercoagulable \ˌhī-pər-kō-ˈa-gyə-lə-bəl \ adjective
Acute inflammation promotes a hypercoagulable state that may increase the risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism. —Marie E. Holmqvist et al.

First Known Use of hypercoagulability

1924, in the meaning defined above

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hypercoagulability

noun
hy·per·co·ag·u·la·bil·i·ty | \ -kō-ˌag-yə-lə-ˈbil-ət-ē \
plural hypercoagulabilities

Medical Definition of hypercoagulability 

: excessive coagulability … underscores the critical role of systemic hypercoagulability in the pathogenesis of venous embolism. —Andrew I. Schafer, The New England Journal of Medicine, 10 Apr. 2003

Other words from hypercoagulability

hypercoagulable \-kō-ˈag-yə-lə-bəl \ adjective
Acute inflammation promotes a hypercoagulable state that may increase the risk of deep vein thrombosis —Marie E. Holmqvist, The Journal of the American Medical Association, 3 Oct. 2012

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