thrombosis

noun

throm·​bo·​sis thräm-ˈbō-səs How to pronounce thrombosis (audio)
thrəm-
plural thromboses thräm-ˈbō-ˌsēz How to pronounce thrombosis (audio)
thrəm-
: the formation or presence of a blood clot within a blood vessel
thrombotic adjective

Examples of thrombosis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The leading cause of death is venous thrombosis — a blood clot that forms in some part of the body and then travels to the lungs, heart, or brain. Kayla Bartsch, National Review, 28 Jan. 2024 If treated properly, most people with cerebral vein thrombosis survive. Journal Sentinel, 20 Mar. 2024 Additionally, there are higher rates of lymphomas and lung cancers, MACE (cardiovascular death, myocardial infarction, and stroke), and thrombosis (pulmonary embolism, venous and arterial thrombosis). Lana Barhum, Verywell Health, 15 Jan. 2024 Larrea, who had more than 520K followers on Instagram, died on Tuesday due to pulmonary thrombosis, also known as a pulmonary embolism, which caused a blood clot to form in her lung. Kimberlee Speakman, Peoplemag, 22 Mar. 2024 The National Institutes of Health estimates the incidence of cerebral vein thrombosis at three to four cases per million every year. Journal Sentinel, 20 Mar. 2024 It’s reported there’s a 3% to 6% increase in the risk of developing arterial thrombosis following infection, and a 2% to 3% increase in the risk of getting venous thrombosis. Arianna Johnson, Forbes, 26 Jan. 2023 This led to venous thrombosis and a life-threatening condition, increasing NASA's concerns about the implications for long-duration travel to Mars. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, 17 July 2023 Women are also not being screened for the other major killers of pregnant women, such as hypertensive disorders and thrombosis. Isaac Chotiner, The New Yorker, 14 Feb. 2024

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'thrombosis.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1857, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of thrombosis was in 1857

Dictionary Entries Near thrombosis

Cite this Entry

“Thrombosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thrombosis. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

thrombosis

noun
throm·​bo·​sis thräm-ˈbō-səs How to pronounce thrombosis (audio)
plural thromboses -ˈbō-ˌsēz How to pronounce thrombosis (audio)
: the formation or presence of a blood clot within a blood vessel

Medical Definition

thrombosis

noun
throm·​bo·​sis thräm-ˈbō-səs, thrəm- How to pronounce thrombosis (audio)
plural thromboses -ˌsēz How to pronounce thrombosis (audio)
: the formation or presence of a blood clot within a blood vessel see coronary thrombosis, deep vein thrombosis

More from Merriam-Webster on thrombosis

Last Updated: - Updated example sentences
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!