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Borrowed from Ancient Greek θρόμβωσις (thrómbōsis, curdling, clotting); synchronically analyzable as thrombus +‎ -osis.

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thrombosis (plural thromboses)

  1. (pathology) The formation of thrombi in the blood vessels of a living organism, causing obstruction of the circulation.
    • 2018, Sandeep Jauhar, Heart: a History, →ISBN, page 37:
      Blood-clotting platelets had surged like minnows to the site of injury, clumping together to form a thrombosis that blocked the artery, causing a heart attack and tissue death.

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