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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: throm'bus, -bi

Definition: A clot in the cardiovascular systems formed during life from constituents of blood; it may be occlusive or attached to the vessel or heart wall without obstructing the lumen (mural thrombus).

[L. fr. G. thrombos, a clot]

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