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thromboxane

[throm-bok-seyn] /θrɒmˈbɒk seɪn/
noun, Biochemistry
1.
a compound, C 20 H 32 O 5 , formed in blood platelets, that constricts blood vessels and promotes clotting.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40; thromb- + ox- + -ane
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thromboxanes in Medicine

thromboxane throm·box·ane (thrŏm-bŏk'sān)
n.
Any of several compounds, originally derived from prostaglandin precursors in platelets, that stimulate aggregation of platelets and constriction of blood vessels.

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