economy-class syndrome

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economy-class syndrome
(not in technical usage) the development of a deep-vein thrombosis in the legs or pelvis of a person travelling for a long period of time in cramped conditions
[C20: reference to the restricted legroom of cheaper seats on passenger aircraft]

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