blood clot

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blood clot (plural blood clots)

  1. (hematology, pathology) A 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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Sometimes spelled with an "a" or double-"a" in the second word, or with a 'k' in place of the 'c' e.g., blood clat, blood klot, blood klaat.

Etymology[edit]

Derived from blood cloth: a reference to cloth used to catch menstrual blood prior to the invention of tampons and similar devices.

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blood clot

  1. (vulgar) General expression of annoyance, disgust, or dismay; offensive when directed at another person.
    Roland Littlewood, Pathology and Identity: The Work of Mother Earth in Trinidad (1993), p. 107.
    • The popular term of abuse, blood clot, has been taken as demonstrating Rasta concern about pollution with menstrual blood, and some groups are said to confine women in menstrual huts while in others men do the cooking at all times lest their queens be menstruating.

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