thrombus

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From the Modern Latin thrombus, from the Ancient Greek θρόμβος (thrombos, lump”, “piece”, “blood clot”, “milk curd); compare thrombo-.

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thrombus (plural thrombi)

  1. (hematology, pathology) 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.

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thrombus m (plural thrombus)

  1. thrombus