[throm-boh-em-buh-liz-uh m]See more synonyms for thromboembolism on Thesaurus.com
- the blockage of a blood vessel by a thrombus carried through the bloodstream from its site of formation.
Origin of thromboembolismRelated formsthrom·bo·em·bol·ic [throm-boh-em-bol-ik] /ˌθrɒm boʊ ɛmˈbɒl ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for thromboembolism
- pathol the obstruction of a blood vessel by a thrombus that has become detached from its original site
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thromboembolism in Medicine
- Occlusion of a blood vessel due to a thrombus.
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