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thromboembolism

[ throm-boh-em-buh-liz-uhm ]
/ ˌθrɒm boʊˈɛm bəˌlɪz əm /
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noun Pathology.

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

OTHER WORDS FROM thromboembolism

throm·bo·em·bol·ic [throm-boh-em-bol-ik], /ˌθrɒm boʊ ɛmˈbɒl ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for thromboembolism

thromboembolism
/ (ˌθrɒmbəʊˈɛmbəˌlɪzəm) /

noun

pathol the obstruction of a blood vessel by a thrombus that has become detached from its original site
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Medical definitions for thromboembolism

thromboembolism
[ thrŏm′bō-ĕmbə-lĭz′əm ]

n.

Occlusion of a blood vessel due to a thrombus.
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