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Related to thrombo-: thromboembolic
Blood clot; blood clotting: thromboplastic.
[Greek, from thrombos, clot.]
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thrombo-or sometimes before a vowel
(Pathology) indicating a blood clot: thromboembolism.
[from Greek thrombos lump, clot]
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a combining form meaning “blood clot,” “coagulation,” “thrombin”: thrombocyte.
[< Greek, comb. form of thrómbos clot, lump]
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