Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A fibrinous clot formed in a blood vessel or chamber of the heart.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In pathology: A small tumor which sometimes arises after bleeding, owing to escape of the blood from the vein into the cellular structure surrounding it, and its coagulation there.
  • noun A fibrinous coagulum or clot which forms in and obstructs a blood-vessel.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A clot of blood formed of a passage of a vessel and remaining at the site of coagulation.
  • noun A tumor produced by the escape of blood into the subcutaneous cellular tissue.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[New Latin, from Greek thrombos, clot.]

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

Examples

  • If the blood clot (called a thrombus) is large enough, then the flow in the entire heart artery can be blocked off.

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  • When this clot dislodges (now called a thrombus) and moves through the arteries, it plugs blood flow across both openings to arteries at a place called the aortic bifurcation (the clot looks like a saddle).

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  • When this clot dislodges (now called a thrombus) and moves through the arteries, it plugs blood flow across both openings to arteries at a place called the aortic bifurcation (the clot looks like a saddle).

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  • If the blood clot (called a thrombus) is large enough, then the flow in the entire heart artery can be blocked off.

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  • They can cause blood clots, called a thrombus, which have the potential to break loose and cause damage by blocking off blood supply to tissues, most often a section of the large intestine.

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  • A thrombus is a danger to only the area supplied by that artery.

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  • DVT is the formation of a blood clot, known as a thrombus, in a deep leg vein.

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  • DVT is the formation of a blood clot, known as a thrombus, in a deep leg vein.

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  • But sometimes the blood's ability to clot is triggered inside a blood vessel, forming a dangerous clot or "thrombus" that can become lodged in the heart, lungs, or brain and cut off blood flow.

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  • Deep-vein thrombosis, also known as deep-venous thrombosis blood clot ( "thrombus") in a deep vein.

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