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deep-vein thrombosis

[ deep-veyn ]
/ ˈdipˌveɪn /
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noun Pathology.
a condition in which a blood clot forms in a vein deep beneath the skin, typically in the leg or pelvic area: Immobility and lack of exercise are risk factors for deep-vein thrombosis.
Also called deep-vein thrombus . a blood clot in a vein deep beneath the skin.
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Also called DVT, deep-ve·nous thrombo·sis [deep-vee-nuhs] /ˈdipˌvi nəs/ .
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deep-vein thrombosis

noun plural -ses (-siːz)
a blood clot in one of the major veins, usually in the legs or pelvis; can be caused by prolonged sitting in the same position, as on long-haul air flightsAbbreviation: DVT
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