thrombosis

noun
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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Other Words from thrombosis

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

Examples of thrombosis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Last year, my 20-year-old sister, Nia Phillips, suffered a rare type of stroke known as venous sinus thrombosis as a direct result of taking Rigevidon. Jessica Phillips, refinery29.com, "I Had A Stroke At 20 Because Of The Pill," 29 Sep. 2020 The girl died of complications from a deep vein thrombosis in her leg, which included a blood clot in her brain, a forensic review by a physician for the state found. Robert T. Garrett, Dallas News, "‘Children are dying,’ federal judge laments in hearing over Texas foster care lawsuit," 3 Sep. 2020 It’s the high incidence of deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary emboli and micro pulmonary emboli. Lauren Caruba, ExpressNews.com, "San Antonio vascular expert explains how coronavirus, COVID-19, can cause blood clots and stroke, even in young people," 9 July 2020 He was diagnosed with deep venous thrombosis, a condition caused by blood clotting. Christian Clark | Staff Writer, NOLA.com, "From the ground up: How Brandon Ingram, a finalist for Most Improved Player, rebuilt his 3-point shot," 22 Aug. 2020 When there is a massive activation of the inflammation system, thrombosis is an integral part of the inflammation. Lauren Caruba, ExpressNews.com, "San Antonio vascular expert explains how coronavirus, COVID-19, can cause blood clots and stroke, even in young people," 9 July 2020 The first one is, there’s a big interplay in general between inflammation and thrombosis. Lauren Caruba, ExpressNews.com, "San Antonio vascular expert explains how coronavirus, COVID-19, can cause blood clots and stroke, even in young people," 9 July 2020 The study mentions that treatments specifically targeting issues associated with COVID-19 like hyper-inflammation and microvascular thrombosis may have played a big role. TheWeek, "5 possible reasons why coronavirus hospital mortality rates may be declining," 27 June 2020 These targets were selected because finding compounds that dock with them could result in drugs for treating different diseases, including chronic kidney disease, prostate cancer, osteoporosis, diabetes, thrombosis and bacterial infections. Jeremy Smith, The Conversation, "Scientists tap the world’s most powerful computers in the race to understand and stop the coronavirus," 3 June 2020

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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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13 Oct 2020

Cite this Entry

“Thrombosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thrombosis. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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thrombosis

noun
How to pronounce thrombosis (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of thrombosis

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

thrombosis

noun
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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