deep-vein thrombosis

deep-vein thrombosis

[deep-veyn]
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-nuhs] .
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deep-vein thrombosis
 
n , pl -ses
DVT 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

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