thrombus

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noun throm·bus \ ˈthräm-bəs \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of thrombus

plural thrombi play \-ˌbī, -ˌbē\
:a clot of blood formed within a blood vessel and remaining attached to its place of origin — compare embolus

Origin and Etymology of thrombus

New Latin, from Greek thrombos clot


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thrombus

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noun throm·bus \ ˈthräm-bəs \

medical Definition of thrombus

plural thrombi play \-ˌbī, -ˌbē\
:a clot of blood formed within a blood vessel and remaining attached to its place of origin — compare embolus

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