thrombosis

[ throm-boh-sis ]
/ θrɒmˈboʊ sɪs /

noun Pathology.

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

Related forms

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

thrombosis

/ (θrɒmˈbəʊsɪs) /

noun plural -ses (siːz)

the formation or presence of a thrombus
informal short for coronary thrombosis

Derived Forms

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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Medicine definitions for thrombotic (1 of 2)

thrombotic

[ thrŏm-bŏtĭk ]

adj.

Relating to, caused by, or characterized by thrombosis.

Medicine definitions for thrombotic (2 of 2)

thrombosis

[ thrŏm-bōsĭs ]

n. pl. throm•bo•ses (-sēz)

Formation or presence of a thrombus.

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Science definitions for thrombotic

thrombosis

[ thrŏm-bōsĭs ]

The formation or presence of a thrombus.

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Culture definitions for thrombotic

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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