thrombolytic

adjective
throm·​bo·​lyt·​ic | \ ˌthräm-bə-ˈli-tik How to pronounce thrombolytic (audio) \

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

Other Words from thrombolytic

Adjective

thrombolysis \ ˌthräm-​ˈbä-​lə-​səs How to pronounce thrombolytic (audio) \ noun

Examples of thrombolytic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun They would then be hustled off for a brain CT scan, a requirement before the thrombolytic could be administered. Mark Prather, STAT, 20 Nov. 2021 Other people were tinkering with different drugs in this class, called thrombolytics. Karen Weintraub, STAT, 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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Dictionary Entries Near thrombolytic

thrombokinase

thrombolytic

thrombon

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More Definitions for thrombolytic

thrombolytic

adjective
throm·​bo·​lyt·​ic | \ ˌthräm-bə-ˈlit-ik How to pronounce thrombolytic (audio) \

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 How to pronounce thrombolytic (audio) \ noun, plural thrombolyses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce thrombolytic (audio) \

thrombolytic

noun

Medical Definition of thrombolytic (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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