thrombus

noun
throm·​bus | \ ˈthräm-bəs How to pronounce thrombus (audio) \
plural thrombi\ ˈthräm-​ˌbī How to pronounce thrombus (audio) , -​ˌbē \

Definition of thrombus

: a clot of blood formed within a blood vessel and remaining attached to its place of origin — compare embolus

Examples of thrombus in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The manner of Guild’s death was natural and the causes were pulmonary thromboembolus, a blood clot in the lung, and a thrombus in the left popliteal vein, a vein in the leg, according to the coroner. Matt Sledge, NOLA.com, "Fentanyl, veterinary drug were in body of New Orleans jail inmate who overdosed, coroner says," 18 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of thrombus

1725, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for thrombus

New Latin, from Greek thrombos clot

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The first known use of thrombus was in 1725

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“Thrombus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thrombus. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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thrombus

noun
throm·​bus | \ ˈthräm-bəs How to pronounce thrombus (audio) \
plural thrombi\ -​ˌbī How to pronounce thrombus (audio) , -​ˌbē How to pronounce thrombus (audio) \

Medical Definition of thrombus

: a clot of blood formed within a blood vessel and remaining attached to its place of origin — compare embolus

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