throm·​bo·​phle·​bi·​tis | \ ˌthräm-bō-fli-ˈbī-təs \

Definition of thrombophlebitis

: inflammation of a vein with formation of a thrombus

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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

New Latin

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throm·​bo·​phle·​bi·​tis | \ -fli-ˈbīt-əs \
plural thrombophlebitides\ -​ˈbit-​ə-​ˌdēz \

Medical Definition of thrombophlebitis

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

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