thrombus

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throm·bus

 (thrŏm′bəs)
n. pl. throm·bi (-bī)
A fibrinous clot formed in a blood vessel or chamber of the heart.

[New Latin, from Greek thrombos, clot.]

thrombus

(ˈθrɒmbəs)
n, pl -bi (-baɪ)
(Pathology) a clot of coagulated blood that forms within a blood vessel or inside the heart and remains at the site of its formation, often impeding the flow of blood. Compare embolus
[C17: from New Latin, from Greek thrombos lump, of obscure origin]

throm•bus

(ˈθrɒm bəs)

n., pl. -bi (-bī).
a fibrinous clot that forms in and obstructs a blood vessel, or that forms in one of the chambers of the heart.
[1685–95; < New Latin < Greek thrómbos clot, lump]

thrombus

A blood clot on the lining of a blood vessel, such as an artery or vein.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.thrombus - a blood clot formed within a blood vessel and remaining attached to its place of origin
clot, coagulum - a lump of material formed from the content of a liquid
thrombosis - the formation or presence of a thrombus (a clot of coagulated blood attached at the site of its formation) in a blood vessel
Translations
trombus

thrombus

nThrombus m (form), → Blutpfropf m

throm·bus

n. trombo, coágulo que causa una obstrucción vascular parcial o total.

thrombus

n (pl -bi) trombo
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