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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The first known use of hypercoagulability was in 1924

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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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