[ throm-boh-em-buh-liz-uhm ]
/ ˌθrɒm boʊˈɛm bəˌlɪz əm /
the blockage of a blood vessel by a thrombus carried through the bloodstream from its site of formation.
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OTHER WORDS FROM thromboembolismthrom·bo·em·bol·ic [throm-boh-em-bol-ik], /ˌθrɒm boʊ ɛmˈbɒl ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for thromboembolism
/ (ˌθrɒmbəʊˈɛmbəˌlɪzəm) /
pathol the obstruction of a blood vessel by a thrombus that has become detached from its original site
Medical definitions for thromboembolism
[ thrŏm′bō-ĕm′bə-lĭz′əm ]
Occlusion of a blood vessel due to a thrombus.
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