throm·​bo·​sis | \ thräm-ˈbō-səs How to pronounce thrombosis (audio) , thrəm-\
plural thromboses\ thräm-​ˈbō-​ˌsēz How to pronounce thromboses (audio) , thrəm-​ \

Definition of thrombosis

: the formation or presence of a blood clot within a blood vessel

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thrombotic \ thräm-​ˈbä-​tik How to pronounce thrombotic (audio) , thrəm-​ \ adjective

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That something is usually a blood clot that, after forming in your legs (this is called deep vein thrombosis), broke off and traveled to your lungs. Korin Miller, SELF, "When to See a Doctor About That Weird Chest Tightness," 15 Aug. 2018 In Feldstein’s case the autopsy showed pneumonia, leg deep vein thrombosis, and pulmonary embolism. Sandy Bauers,, "5 Questions: Lessons from the early death of Maroon 5 manager Jordan Feldstein," 6 Apr. 2018 The other type is pulmonary embolism, in which the deep vein thrombosis breaks off and travels to the lungs, blocking part or all of the blood supply the blood supply there. Tori Rodriguez, Woman's Day, "How Worried Should You Really Be About the Serious Health Risks Linked with Birth Control?," 11 July 2016 It can be caused by a number of things including injury, infection, frostbite and deep vein thrombosis. Alexia Fernandez,, "Man Who Smelled So Bad a Plane Had to Make Emergency Landing Dies a Month Later of Necrosis," 27 June 2018 Being knocked out for long periods may also mean less mobility, which makes deep vein thrombosis a greater risk, and if there are unexpected disruptions or emergencies on the flight, travelers won’t be fully alert to react appropriately. Tanya Mohn, New York Times, "5 Tips to Sleep Better on Your Next Trip," 31 May 2018 As seating got more cramped, the group argued that there is a safety risk for evacuations and a health risk for passengers who could develop deep-vein thrombosis. Bart Jansen, USA TODAY, "FAA refuses to regulate airline seating, says tight rows are safe for evacuations," 3 July 2018 It can be caused by a number of things, including frostbite, deep vein thrombosis, improperly treating a wound, or infection, the medical news site writes. Lisa Gutierrez, kansascity, "Russian rocker kicked off flight for odor dies of disease he called 'very smelly'," 28 June 2018 It can be caused by a number of things, including injury, infection, frostbite and deep vein thrombosis. Alexia Fernandez, ajc, "A man smelled so bad a plane was diverted. Now, he’s dead from necrosis," 28 June 2018

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First Known Use of thrombosis

1857, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for thrombosis

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

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The first known use of thrombosis was in 1857

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English Language Learners Definition of thrombosis

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


throm·​bo·​sis | \ thräm-ˈbō-səs, thrəm- How to pronounce thrombosis (audio) \
plural thromboses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce thromboses (audio) \

Medical Definition of thrombosis

: the formation or presence of a blood clot within a blood vessel — see coronary thrombosis, deep vein thrombosis

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