thrombosis

play
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

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

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

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


Learn More about thrombosis


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up thrombosis? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to strike by flicking the finger outward

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • hot-dog--hot-dog--hot-dog--hot-dog-cat
  • Which of the following words is not a synonym for ‘a young person’?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ