Definition of thrombus in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈTHrämbəs/

noun (plural thrombi /-ˌbī/)

A blood clot formed in situ within the vascular system of the body and impeding blood flow.
Example sentences
  • Mechanical valves are made with a combination of metals and sophisticated materials to ensure durability and a smooth surface to avoid blood clots, thrombi, forming.
  • Blood clots, or thrombi, trigger most heart attacks and strokes.
  • The lung showed focal bronchopneumonia, multiple thrombi, and focal hemorrhagic infarcts.


Mid 19th century: modern Latin, from Greek thrombos 'lump, blood clot'.

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Syllabification: throm·bus

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