thrombolytic

adjective
throm·bo·lyt·ic | \ ˌthräm-bə-ˈli-tik \

Definition of thrombolytic 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: destroying or breaking up a thrombus a thrombolytic agent thrombolytic therapy

thrombolytic

noun

Definition of thrombolytic (Entry 2 of 2)

: a thrombolytic drug : clot-buster

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Adjective

thrombolysis \ˌthräm-ˈbä-lə-səs \ noun

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Other people were tinkering with different drugs in this class, called thrombolytics. Karen Weintraub, STAT, "At 88, this doctor won’t give up on a long-ignored treatment for strokes and heart attacks," 6 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of thrombolytic

Adjective

1914, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1965, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of thrombolytic was in 1914

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thrombolytic

adjective
throm·bo·lyt·ic | \ ˌthräm-bə-ˈlit-ik \

Medical Definition of thrombolytic 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: destroying or breaking up a thrombus a thrombolytic agent thrombolytic therapy

Other words from thrombolytic

thrombolysis \ˌthräm-ˈbäl-ə-səs \ noun plural thrombolyses\-ˌsēz \

thrombolytic

noun

Medical Definition of thrombolytic (Entry 2 of 2)

: a thrombolytic drug (as streptokinase or urokinase) : clot-buster

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