noun Pathology.

the presence of a thrombus in a vein accompanied by inflammation of the vessel wall.

Origin of thrombophlebitis

From New Latin, dating back to 1895–1900; see origin at thrombo-, phlebitis Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for thrombophlebitis



inflammation of a vein associated with the formation of a thrombus
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Word Origin and History for thrombophlebitis

1896, from thrombo- + phlebitis.

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thrombophlebitis in Medicine




Inflammation of a vein caused by or associated with the formation of a blood clot.
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