thrombosis

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noun throm·bo·sis \thräm-ˈbō-səs, thrəm-\

Definition of thrombosis

plural

thromboses

play \-ˌsēz\
  1. :  the formation or presence of a blood clot within a blood vessel

thrombotic

play \-ˈbä-tik\ adjective

Recent Examples of thrombosis from the Web

  • Bald men seem to have a greater number of androgen receptors in their scalps and androgens may contribute to both atherosclerosis, a buildup of fatty deposits in the arteries, and thrombosis, a susceptibility to blood clots.

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Origin and Etymology of thrombosis

New Latin, from Greek thrombōsis clotting, from thrombousthai to become clotted, from thrombos clot


First Known Use: 1866


THROMBOSIS Defined for English Language Learners

thrombosis

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noun

Definition of thrombosis for English Language Learners

  • medical : a serious condition caused when a blood clot blocks the flow of blood in a blood vessel


Medical Dictionary

thrombosis

play
noun throm·bo·sis \thräm-ˈbō-səs, thrəm-\

Medical Definition of thrombosis

plural

thromboses

\-ˌsēz\play
  1. :  the formation or presence of a blood clot within a blood vessel—see coronary thrombosis, deep vein thrombosis


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