deep-vein thrombosis

noun Pathology.
  1. 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.
  2. Also called deep-vein thrombus. a blood clot in a vein deep beneath the skin.
Also called DVT, deep-ve·nous thrombo·sis [deep-vee-nuh s] /ˈdipˌvi nəs/. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for dvt


abbreviation for
  1. deep vein thrombosis

deep-vein thrombosis

noun plural -ses (-siːz)
  1. 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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