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thrombosis

Syllabification: throm·bo·sis
Pronunciation: /THrämˈbōsəs
 
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Definition of thrombosis in English:

noun (plural thromboses /-ˌsēz/)

Local coagulation or clotting of the blood in a part of the circulatory system: increased risk of thrombosis he died of a coronary thrombosis
More example sentences
  • Patients present with local pressure symptoms, thrombosis, or distal embolisation.
  • One complication is a blood clot or thrombosis blocking the flow to the fistula.
  • Small or large vessels may be affected, with local thrombosis or thromboembolism from artery to artery or cardiac embolism.

Origin

early 18th century: modern Latin, from Greek thrombōsis 'curdling', from thrombos 'blood clot'.

Derivatives

thrombotic

1
Pronunciation: /-ˈbätik/
adjective
Example sentences
  • She was diagnosed with a thrombotic thrombocytopenia purpura like syndrome and was treated with daily plasma exchange and steroids.
  • The pathogenesis of arterial thrombotic disease involves multiple genetic and environmental factors related to atherosclerosis and thrombosis.
  • Hemolytic uremic syndrome is similar to thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura but does not present with neurologic changes.

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