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thrombosis

[ throm-boh-sis ]
/ θrɒmˈboʊ sɪs /
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noun Pathology.
intravascular coagulation of the blood in any part of the circulatory system, as in the heart, arteries, veins, or capillaries.

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Origin of thrombosis

First recorded in 1700–10; from New Latin, from Greek thrómbōsis; see origin at thromb-, -osis

OTHER WORDS FROM thrombosis

throm·bot·ic [throm-bot-ik], /θrɒmˈbɒt ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for thrombosis

thrombosis
/ (θrɒmˈbəʊsɪs) /

noun plural -ses (siːz)
the formation or presence of a thrombus
informal short for coronary thrombosis

Derived forms of thrombosis

thrombotic (θrɒmˈbɒtɪk), adjective

Word Origin for thrombosis

C18: from New Latin, from Greek: curdling, from thrombousthai to clot, from thrombos thrombus
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Scientific definitions for thrombosis

thrombosis
[ thrŏm-bōsĭs ]

The formation or presence of a thrombus.
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Cultural definitions for thrombosis

thrombosis
[ (throm-boh-sis) ]

The development of a blood clot in the circulatory system. Depending on the location of the clot, the resultant loss of circulation can lead to a stroke (cerebral thrombosis) or heart attack (coronary thrombosis).

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