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Meaning of thromboembolism

throm•bo•em•bo•lism

Pronunciation: (throm"bō-em'bu-liz"um), [key]
— n. Pathol.
  1. the blockage of a blood vessel by a thrombus carried through the bloodstream from its site of formation.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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