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thrombolysis

[throm-bol-uh-sis] /θrɒmˈbɒl ə sɪs/
noun, Medicine/Medical
1.
the dissolving or breaking up of a thrombus.
Also called thromboclasis.
Origin
1960-1965
probably earlier than 1960-65; thrombo- + -lysis
Related forms
thrombolytic
[throm-buh-lit-ik] /ˌθrɒm bəˈlɪt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for thrombolytic

thrombolytic

/ˌθrɒmbəˈlɪtɪk/
adjective
1.
causing the break-up of a blood clot
noun
2.
a thrombolytic drug

thrombolysis

/ˌθrɒmˈbɒlɪsɪs/
noun
1.
the breaking up of a blood clot
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thrombolytic in Medicine

thrombolysis throm·bol·y·sis (thrŏm-bŏl'ĭ-sĭs)
n. pl. throm·bol·y·ses (-sēz)
Dissolution or destruction of a thrombus. Also called thromboclasis.


throm'bo·lyt'ic (-bə-lĭt'ĭk) adj.
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