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Definition of "thrombophlebitis" [thrombophlebitis]

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

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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."