Definition of deep-vein thrombosis in English:

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deep-vein thrombosis

Pronunciation: /ˌdēpˌvān THrämˈbōsəs/


Thrombosis in a vein lying deep below the skin, especially in the legs. It is a particular hazard of long-haul flying.
Example sentences
  • Data from both venogram and fibrinogen scans demonstrate that deep-vein thrombosis usually originates in the deep-veins of the leg.
  • For example, deep-vein thrombosis is a blood clot that develops in a vein, usually in your leg.
  • Thrombosis of superficial veins in the legs has no connection with deep-vein thrombosis and is not dangerous.

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Syllabification: deep-vein throm·bo·sis

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