intravascular coagulation of the blood in any part of the circulatory system, as in the heart, arteries, veins, or capillaries.
Origin of thrombosis
1700–10;Related formsthrom·bot·ic [throm-bot-ik] /θrɒmˈbɒt ɪk/, adjective
< New Latin
< Greek thrómbōsis.
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noun plural -ses (siːz)
Derived Formsthrombotic (θrɒmˈbɒtɪk), adjective
the formation or presence of a thrombus
Word Origin for thrombosis
C18: from New Latin, from Greek: curdling, from thrombousthai to clot, from thrombos thrombus
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Word Origin and History for thrombosis
1706, Modern Latin, from Greek thrombosis "a clumping or curdling" (from thrombousthai "become curdled or clotted," from thrombos "clot, curd, lump;" see thrombus) + -osis.
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n. pl. throm•bo•ses (-sēz)
Formation or presence of a thrombus.
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The formation or presence of a thrombus.
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