Definition of "thrombophlebitis" [thrombophlebitis]

  • (noun) Inflammation of a vein caused by or associated with the formation of a blood clot.

Use "thrombophlebitis" in a sentence

  • "A clot that develops in a vein close to the skin is called thrombophlebitis, and it causes swelling, tenderness, and redness."
  • "However, three weeks later I had to have an operation for a deep vain thrombophlebitis, because the bull’s horn had damaged my left thigh."
  • "Giardina warns that pain or swelling accompanied by a red-hot feeling or tenderness along the vein could be a serious condition called thrombophlebitis, which occurs when a blood clot causes swelling, most often in the legs."

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