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Related to thromboembolism: pulmonary thromboembolism
The blocking of a blood vessel by a blood clot dislodged from its site of origin.
throm′bo·em·bol′ic (-ĕm-bŏl′ĭk) adj.
(Pathology) pathol the obstruction of a blood vessel by a thrombus that has become detached from its original site
throm•bo•em•bo•lism(ˌθrɒm boʊˈɛm bəˌlɪz əm)
the blockage of a blood vessel by a thrombus carried through the bloodstream.
throm`bo•em•bol′ic (-ɛmˈbɒl ɪk) adj.