thromboxane

noun

throm·​box·​ane thräm-ˈbäk-ˌsān How to pronounce thromboxane (audio)
: any of several substances that are produced especially by platelets, are formed from endoperoxides, cause constriction of vascular and bronchial smooth muscle, and promote blood clotting

Word History

Etymology

thromb- + ox- + -ane

First Known Use

1975, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of thromboxane was in 1975

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“Thromboxane.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thromboxane. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

thromboxane

noun
throm·​box·​ane thräm-ˈbäk-ˌsān How to pronounce thromboxane (audio)
: any of several substances that are produced especially by platelets, are formed from endoperoxides, cause constriction of vascular and bronchial smooth muscle, and promote blood clotting

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