thromboembolism

noun throm·bo·em·bo·lism \ 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

thromboembolic

play \ˌthräm-bō-em-ˈbä-lik\ adjective

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First Known Use of thromboembolism

1895

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thromboembolism

noun throm·bo·em·bo·lism \ ˌthräm-bō-ˈem-bə-ˌliz-əm \

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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