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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The clotting disorder, called thrombosis with thrombocytopenia or TTS, is rare, occurring at a rate of about 3.25 cases per million doses administered. Helen Branswell, STAT, 9 May 2022 The US Food and Drug Administration limited the use of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine late Thursday, citing the risk of a very rare but severe clotting disorder called thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS). Beth Mole, Ars Technica, 6 May 2022 The clotting disorder, called thrombosis with thrombocytopenia or TTS, occurs in 3.25 cases per million doses administered. Harold Maass, The Week, 6 May 2022 In public comment to the FAA, McGee and other consumer advocates also argued that narrow seats pose a health risk, due to the likelihood of deep vein thrombosis or exposure to food allergies from other passengers. James Bikales, Anchorage Daily News, 9 Nov. 2022 Pregnant woman and individuals with deep vein thrombosis should consult their healthcare provider before utilizing a massage gun. Stefani Sassos, M.s., R.d.n., C.s.o., C.d.n., Good Housekeeping, 16 Nov. 2022 Hudson said that tighter seats can increase the risk for serious health issues like deep vein thrombosis, especially on longer flights. Zach Wichter, USA TODAY, 29 July 2022 That move was spurred by six women who developed cerebral venous sinus thrombosis, a very rare blood clot in the brain, and low blood platelets six to 13 days after vaccination. Miriam Fauzia, USA TODAY, 23 Apr. 2021 So, the artery is the Achilles’ heel really of liver transplantation, hepatic artery thrombosis occurs in about two and a half percent, or that sort of region, of liver transplants. . . . Will Self, Harper’s Magazine , 28 Sep. 2022 See More

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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

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Cite this Entry

“Thrombosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thrombosis. Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

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

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