Definition of thrombosis in English:

thrombosis

noun

  • Local coagulation or clotting of the blood in a part of the circulatory system.

    ‘increased risk of thrombosis’
    ‘he died of a coronary thrombosis’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘History of these conditions increases the risk of deep vein thrombosis after varicose vein surgery and may lead to a decision not to operate.’
    • ‘One complication is a blood clot or thrombosis blocking the flow to the fistula.’
    • ‘Birth control pills can cause a small increase in the risk of thrombosis and heart attack.’
    blood clot, embolism, embolus, infarction
    stroke, ictus, seizure
    heart attack, coronary thrombosis, coronary
    apoplexy
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Origin

Early 18th century: modern Latin, from Greek thrombōsis curdling from thrombos blood clot.

Pronunciation:

thrombosis

/THrämˈbōsəs/