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thrombus

Definition:

a blood clot formed within a blood vessel and remaining attached to its place of origin

Class:

state noun (stable states of affairs)

Plural:

thrombi

Part of:

thrombosis

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

the Modern Latin thrombus, from the Ancient Greek θρόμβος (thrombos, "lump",...
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Thrombus | blood clot

the final product of the blood coagulation step in hemostasis. It's achieved via the aggregation of platelets that form a platelet plug, and the activation of the humoral coagulation system. A thrombus is normal in cases of injury, but pathologic in ... (41 of 1529 words, 2 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Thrombus

Collins Dictionary:

thrombus | thrombi [plural]

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 ... (28 of 283 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

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

Oxford Dictionary:

thrombus | thrombi [plural]

a blood clot formed in situ within the vascular system of the body and impeding blood flow (17 of 49 words, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/thrombus

Merriam-Webster:

thrombus | thrombi [plural]

a clot of blood formed within a blood vessel and remaining attached to its place of origin (17 of 45 words, pronunciations)

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

Wiktionary:

thrombus [hematology, pathology] | thrombi [plural] | blood clot [synonym] | thromb-

A blood clot formed from platelets and other elements; that forms in a blood vessel in a living organism, and causes thrombosis or obstruction of the vessel at its point of formation or travel to other areas of the body. (40 of 43 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/thrombus

Random House Dictionary:

thrombus [pathology] | thrombi [plural]

a fibrinous clot that forms in and obstructs a blood vessel, or that forms in one of the chambers of the heart. (22 of 32 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/thrombus

New World Dictionary:

thrombus | thrombi [plural]

the fibrinous clot attached at the site of thrombosis (9 of 29 words, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/thrombus

American Heritage Dictionary:

thrombus | thrombi [plural]

A fibrinous clot formed in a blood vessel or in a chamber of the heart. (15 of 28 words, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/thrombus

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

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

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

Encarta Dictionary:

thrombus | thrombi [plural]

a blood clot that forms in a blood vessel and remains at the site of formation (16 of 40 words, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861719970​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Wiktionary:

thrombus [hematology, pathology] | thrombi [plural]

Origin: the Modern Latin thrombus, from the Ancient Greek θρόμβος (thrombos, "lump", "piece", "blood clot", "milk curd"); compare thrombo-.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/thrombus

New World Dictionary:

thrombus | thrombi [plural]

Origin: Modern Latin from Greek thrombos, a clot from Indo-European *dhrómbhos from base *dherebh-, to coagulate

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/thrombus

Collins Dictionary:

thrombus | thrombi [plural]

First use: 17th century

Origin: from New Latin, from Greek thrombos lump, of obscure origin

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

Oxford Dictionary:

thrombus | thrombi [plural]

Origin: mid 19th century: modern Latin, from Greek thrombos "lump, blood clot"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/thrombus

Merriam-Webster:

thrombus | thrombi [plural]

First use: about 1693

Origin: New Latin, from Greek thrombos clot

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

American Heritage Dictionary:

thrombus | thrombi [plural]

Origin: New Latin, from Greek thrombos, clot.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/thrombus

Encarta Dictionary:

thrombus | thrombi [plural]

First use: Late 17th century

Origin: modern Latin from Greek thrombos "clot"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861719970​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

thrombus | thrombi [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "thrombus"

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

the Free Dictionary:

thrombus

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "thrombus"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "thrombus"

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

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/thrombus

Google Dictionary:

thrombus | thrombi [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "thrombus"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

thrombus

Audio: North American pronunciation of "thrombus"

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YourDictionary Audio:

thrombus

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

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