throm·​bo·​phle·​bi·​tis ˌthräm-bō-fli-ˈbī-təs How to pronounce thrombophlebitis (audio)
: inflammation of a vein with formation of a thrombus

Example Sentences

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, 27 Nov. 2019 Or the hypercoagulable state that led to the thrombophlebitis? Scientific American, 24 July 2017

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Word History


New Latin

First Known Use

1873, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of thrombophlebitis was in 1873

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“Thrombophlebitis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2022.

Medical Definition



throm·​bo·​phle·​bi·​tis -fli-ˈbīt-əs How to pronounce thrombophlebitis (audio)
plural thrombophlebitides -ˈbit-ə-ˌdēz How to pronounce thrombophlebitis (audio)
: inflammation of a vein with formation of a thrombus compare phlebothrombosis

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