throm·​bo·​phle·​bi·​tis | \ ˌthräm-bō-fli-ˈbī-təs How to pronounce thrombophlebitis (audio) \

Definition of thrombophlebitis

: inflammation of a vein with formation of a thrombus

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Recent Examples on the Web The study, published Tuesday in the BMJ, also found an association between exposure to this form of pollution and the risk of hospitalization for Parkinson's disease, diabetes, thrombophlebitis and thromboembolism. Jen Christensen, CNN, "More reasons air pollution will send you to the hospital," 27 Nov. 2019 Or the hypercoagulable state that led to the thrombophlebitis? Scientific American, "Readers Respond to the April 2017 Issue," 24 July 2017

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First Known Use of thrombophlebitis

1873, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for thrombophlebitis

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“Thrombophlebitis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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throm·​bo·​phle·​bi·​tis | \ -fli-ˈbīt-əs How to pronounce thrombophlebitis (audio) \
plural thrombophlebitides\ -​ˈbit-​ə-​ˌdēz How to pronounce thrombophlebitides (audio) \

Medical Definition of thrombophlebitis

: inflammation of a vein with formation of a thrombus — compare phlebothrombosis

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