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blood clot

noun
1.
a mass of coagulated blood, as within a blood vessel or at the site of an open wound.
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  • The bursting of a blood vessel in the brain may let a blood clot form and press on the nerves which govern the arm or the leg.

    Health Lessons Alvin Davison
  • He decided to leave his hand unbandaged, letting it bleed as much as it would and the blood clot naturally.

    South from Hudson Bay E. C. [Ethel Claire] Brill
  • Probably the most frequent cause is found in plugging, or occlusion, of the arteries by a blood clot.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse United States Department of Agriculture
  • It was a completely unforeseeable thing—a blood clot broke loose in a vein, and lodged in his brain.

    The Colors of Space Marion Zimmer Bradley
  • Nerve-racked from birth, with the pains of child-birth, the blood clot, such sickness has seized upon me.

    The Yotsuya Kwaidan or O'Iwa Inari James S. De Benneville
blood clot in Medicine

blood clot n.
A semisolid, gelatinous mass of coagulated blood that consists of red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets in a fibrin network.

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blood clot in Science
blood clot  
  1. See embolism.

  2. See thrombus.


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