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deep-vein thrombosis

[deep-veyn] /ˈdipˌveɪn/
noun, Pathology
1.
a condition in which a blood clot forms in a vein deep beneath the skin, typically in the leg or pelvic area:
Immobility and lack of exercise are risk factors for deep-vein thrombosis.
2.
Also called deep-vein thrombus. a blood clot in a vein deep beneath the skin.
Also called DVT, deep-venous thrombosis [deep-vee-nuh s] /ˈdipˌvi nəs/ (Show IPA).
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British Dictionary definitions for deep vein thrombosis

deep-vein thrombosis

noun (pl) -ses (-siːz)
1.
a blood clot in one of the major veins, usually in the legs or pelvis; can be caused by prolonged sitting in the same position, as on long-haul air flights DVT
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