One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
nounPlural thrombosesmass noun
Local coagulation or clotting of the blood in a part of the circulatory system.‘increased risk of thrombosis’count noun ‘a coronary thrombosis’
blood clot, embolism, embolus, infarctionView synonyms
- ‘Birth control pills can cause a small increase in the risk of thrombosis and heart attack.’
- ‘History of these conditions increases the risk of deep vein thrombosis after varicose vein surgery and may lead to a decision not to operate.’
- ‘Patients present with local pressure symptoms, thrombosis, or distal embolisation.’
- ‘Small or large vessels may be affected, with local thrombosis or thromboembolism from artery to artery or cardiac embolism.’
- ‘One complication is a blood clot or thrombosis blocking the flow to the fistula.’
Early 18th century: modern Latin, from Greek thrombōsis ‘curdling’, from thrombos ‘blood clot’.
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