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THROMBOSIS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does thrombosis mean? 

THROMBOSIS (noun)
  The noun THROMBOSIS has 1 sense:

1. the formation or presence of a thrombus (a clot of coagulated blood attached at the site of its formation) in a blood vessel

  Familiarity information: THROMBOSIS used as a noun is very rare.


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THROMBOSIS (noun)


Sense 1thrombosis [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The formation or presence of a thrombus (a clot of coagulated blood attached at the site of its formation) in a blood vessel

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Hypernyms ("thrombosis" is a kind of...):

occlusion (closure or blockage (as of a blood vessel))

Meronyms (parts of "thrombosis"):

thrombus (a blood clot formed within a blood vessel and remaining attached to its place of origin)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "thrombosis"):

cerebral thrombosis (a blood clot in a cerebral artery or vein)

coronary; coronary thrombosis (obstruction of blood flow in a coronary artery by a blood clot (thrombus))

milk leg; phlegmasia alba dolens; white leg (painful thrombosis of the femoral vein in the leg following childbirth)

phlebothrombosis; venous thrombosis (thrombosis of a vein without prior inflammation of the vein; associated with sluggish blood flow (as in prolonged bedrest or pregnancy or surgery) or with rapid coagulation of the blood)


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