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thrombosis

Definition:

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

Class:

state noun (stable states of affairs)

Plural:

thromboses

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

Modern Latin, from Greek thrombosis "a clumping or curdling" (from thrombousthai...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Thrombosis | thrombus

the formation of a blood clot inside a blood vessel, obstructing the flow of blood through the circulatory system. When a blood vessel is injured, the body uses platelets and fibrin to form a blood clot to prevent blood loss. Even when a blood vessel... (45 of 2994 words, 1 image)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Thrombosis

Collins Dictionary:

thrombosis | thrombosises [plural] | coronary thrombosis [sense-specific]

the formation or presence of a thrombus | [informal] short for "coronary thrombosis" (12 of 368 words, 2 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/thrombosis

Britannica Encyclopedia:

thrombosis [medicine]

formation of a blood clot in the heart or in a blood vessel. Factors that play a role in the formation of clots include injury to a blood vessel and ... (30 of 238 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/594102​/thrombosis

Columbia Encyclopedia:

thrombosis

obstruction of an artery or vein by a blood clot (thrombus). Arterial thrombosis is generally more serious because the supply of oxygen and nutrition ... (24 of 111 words, pronunciation)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0848630​.html

Oxford Dictionary:

thrombosis | thromboses [plural] | thrombotic [derived]

local coagulation or clotting of the blood in a part of the circulatory system Spelling rule Make the plural of thrombosis by changing the-is ending ... (25 of 81 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/thrombosis

Merriam-Webster:

thrombosis | thromboses [plural] | thrombotic [adjective, related]

the formation or presence of a blood clot within a blood vessel (12 of 54 words, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/thrombosis

Macmillan British Dictionary:

thrombosis [countable/uncountable, medical] | thromboses [plural]

a serious medical condition in which your blood gets thicker and forms a clot that stops the blood flowing normally (20 of 46 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/thrombosis

New World Dictionary:

thrombosis | thrombotic [adjective, related]

coagulation of the blood in the heart or a blood vessel, forming a clot (14 of 32 words, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/thrombosis

American Heritage Dictionary:

thrombosis | thromboses [plural]

The formation, presence, or development of a thrombus. (8 of 29 words, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/thrombosis

Cambridge Dictionary:

thrombosis | thromboses [plural]

when the flow of blood in the body is blocked by a clot (half solid mass) of blood (18 of 26 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/thrombosis

Random House Dictionary:

thrombosis [pathology]

intravascular coagulation of the blood in any part of the circulatory system, as in the heart, arteries, veins, or capillaries. (20 of 26 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/thrombosis

Wiktionary:

thrombosis [pathology] | thromboses [plural]

The formation of thrombi in the blood vessels of a living organism, causing obstruction of the circulation. (17 of 22 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/thrombosis

Encarta Dictionary:

thrombosis | thromboses [plural]

the formation or presence of one or more blood clots that may partially or completely block an artery or vein (20 of 54 words, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861719968​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

thrombosis

First use: 1706

Origin: Modern Latin, from Greek thrombosis "a clumping or curdling" (from thrombousthai "become curdled or clotted", from thrombos ... (18 of 22 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=thrombosis

Merriam-Webster:

thrombosis | thromboses [plural]

First use: 1866

Origin: New Latin, from Greek thrombōsis clotting, from thrombousthai to become clotted, from thrombos clot

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/thrombosis

Collins Dictionary:

thrombosis | thrombosises [plural]

First use: 18th century

Origin: from New Latin, from Greek: curdling, from thrombousthai to clot, from thrombosthrombus

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/thrombosis

American Heritage Dictionary:

thrombosis | thromboses [plural]

Origin: New Latin thrombōsis, from Greek, a clotting, from thrombousthai, to clot, from thrombos, clot.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/thrombosis

Oxford Dictionary:

thrombosis | thromboses [plural]

Origin: early 18th century: modern Latin, from Greek thrombōsis "curdling", from thrombos "blood clot"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/thrombosis

New World Dictionary:

thrombosis

Origin: Modern Latin from Greek thrombōsis, coagulation from thrombos, a clot: see "thrombus"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/thrombosis

Encarta Dictionary:

thrombosis | thromboses [plural]

First use: Early 18th century

Origin: modern Latin from Greek thrombos "clot"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861719968​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

thrombosis | thrombosises [plural]

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "thrombosis"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "thrombosis"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/thrombosis

Macmillan British Dictionary:

thrombosis [countable/uncountable, medical] | thromboses [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "thrombosis"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/thrombosis

Macmillan American Dictionary:

thrombosis [countable/uncountable, medical] | thromboses [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "thrombosis"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/thrombosis

Cambridge Dictionary:

thrombosis | thromboses [plural]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "thrombosis"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "thrombosis"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/thrombosis

the Free Dictionary:

thrombosis

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "thrombosis"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "thrombosis"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "thrombosis" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/thrombosis

Google Dictionary:

thrombosis | thromboses [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "thrombosis"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

thrombosis

Audio: North American pronunciation of "thrombosis"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=thromb​13 word=thrombosis

YourDictionary Audio:

thrombosis

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "thrombosis" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/thrombosis

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