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noun Medicine/Medical.
  1. the dissolving or breaking up of a thrombus.
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Origin of thrombolysis

probably earlier than 1960–65; thrombo- + -lysis
Also called thromboclasis.
Related formsthrom·bo·lyt·ic [throm-buh-lit-ik] /ˌθrɒm bəˈlɪt ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for thrombolysis


  1. the breaking up of a blood clot
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thrombolysis in Medicine


n. pl. throm•bol•y•ses (-sēz)
  1. Dissolution or destruction of a thrombus.thromboclasis
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Related formsthrom′bo•lytic (-bə-lĭtĭk) adj.
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