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[throm-boh-em-buh-liz-uh m]
noun Pathology.
  1. the blockage of a blood vessel by a thrombus carried through the bloodstream from its site of formation.
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Origin of thromboembolism

First recorded in 1905–10; thrombo- + embolism
Related formsthrom·bo·em·bol·ic [throm-boh-em-bol-ik] /ˌθrɒm boʊ ɛmˈbɒl ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for thromboembolic


  1. pathol the obstruction of a blood vessel by a thrombus that has become detached from its original site
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thromboembolic in Medicine


  1. Occlusion of a blood vessel due to a thrombus.
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