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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


(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.
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Noun1.thromboembolism - occlusion of a blood vessel by an embolus that has broken away from a thrombus
occlusion - closure or blockage (as of a blood vessel)


n (pl -li) tromboembolia
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