Definition of thrombose in English:



  • Affect with or be affected by thrombosis.

    [with object] ‘the superior mesenteric artery was thrombosed’
    [no object] ‘the adjacent capillaries may thrombose’
    ‘the appearance of the thrombosed vein’
    • ‘When inflamed they become red and tender, and if they become thrombosed they can cause severe pain and be felt as a tender mass in the anal area.’
    • ‘The landmark method fails, irrespective of anatomy, if the vein has thrombosed.’
    • ‘At the time of the second infusion, two other ipsilateral antecubital veins had thrombosed.’
    • ‘Anal tags are generally asymptomatic and often are the remnants of previously thrombosed external hemorrhoids.’
    • ‘Note the yellowish-white pus distributed along the pial vessels and the congested and/or thrombosed pial veins emanating from the superior sagittal sinus.’


Late 19th century: back-formation from thrombosis.