[ throm-boh-em-buh-liz-uhm ]
/ ˌθrɒm boʊˈɛm bəˌlɪz əm /
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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
Words nearby thromboembolism
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How to use thromboembolism in a sentence
I had triple the normal rate of venous thromboembolism—a blood clot forming disorder—and an elevated risk for male breast cancer.
Venous thromboembolism—a condition that leads to blood clots—can be prevented fairly easily.
British Dictionary definitions for thromboembolism
/ (ˌθrɒmbəʊˈɛmbəˌlɪzəm) /
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
[ thrŏm′bō-ĕm′bə-lĭz′əm ]
Occlusion of a blood vessel due to a thrombus.
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