Definition of "thrombus" [throm•bus]

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

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