thrombosis

[throm-boh-sis]

noun Pathology.

intravascular coagulation of the blood in any part of the circulatory system, as in the heart, arteries, veins, or capillaries.

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. thrombopoiesis,
  2. thrombopoietin,
  3. thrombose,
  4. thrombose par effort,
  5. thrombosed,
  6. thrombostasis,
  7. thrombosthenin,
  8. thrombotic,
  9. thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura,
  10. thromboxane

Origin of thrombosis

1700–10; < New Latin < Greek thrómbōsis. See thromb(o)-, -osis

Related formsthrom·bot·ic [throm-bot-ik] /θrɒmˈbɒt ɪk/, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for thrombosis

thrombosis

noun plural -ses (siːz)

the formation or presence of a thrombus
informal short for coronary thrombosis
Derived Formsthrombotic (θrɒmˈbɒtɪk), adjective

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

thrombosis

n.

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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Medicine definitions for thrombosis

thrombosis

[thrŏm-bōsĭs]

n. pl. throm•bo•ses (-sēz)

Formation or presence of a thrombus.

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Science definitions for thrombosis

thrombosis

[thrŏm-bōsĭs]

The formation or presence of a thrombus.
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Culture 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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