- intravascular coagulation of the blood in any part of the circulatory system, as in the heart, arteries, veins, or capillaries.
noun plural -ses (siːz)
- the formation or presence of a thrombus
- informal short for coronary thrombosis
n.1706, Modern Latin, from Greek thrombosis “a clumping or curdling” (from thrombousthai “become curdled or clotted,” from thrombos “clot, curd, lump;” see thrombus) + -osis. adj.
- Relating to, caused by, or characterized by thrombosis.
n. pl. throm•bo•ses (-sēz)
- Formation or presence of a thrombus.
- The formation or presence of a thrombus.
The development of a blood clot in the circulatory system. Depending on the location of the clot, the resultant loss of circulation can lead to a stroke (cerebral thrombosis) or heart attack (coronary thrombosis).