catheter embolus


A coiled worm-shaped aggregate of platelets and fibrin that develops on the catheter or the guide wire used in vascular catheterization.

Nearby words

  1. cosmological argument,
  2. cosmological constant,
  3. cosmological principle,
  4. cosmological redshift,
  5. cosmologically,
  6. cosmonaut,
  7. cosmonautics,
  8. cosmopolis,
  9. cosmopolitan,
  10. cosmopolitanize

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