thromboxane

noun
throm·​box·​ane | \ thräm-ˈbäk-ˌsān How to pronounce thromboxane (audio) \

Definition of thromboxane

: 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

First Known Use of thromboxane

1975, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for thromboxane

thromb- + ox- + -ane

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“Thromboxane.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thromboxane. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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thromboxane

noun
throm·​box·​ane | \ thräm-ˈbäk-ˌsān How to pronounce thromboxane (audio) \

Medical Definition of thromboxane

: 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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