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[throm-boh-fli-bahy-tis] /ˌθrɒm boʊ flɪˈbaɪ tɪs/
noun, Pathology
the presence of a thrombus in a vein accompanied by inflammation of the vessel wall.
Compare phlebothrombosis.
1895-1900; < New Latin; see thrombo-, phlebitis Unabridged
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  • Her military doctors were stunned since her thrombophlebitis was probably caused by her pregnancy and desk job.
British Dictionary definitions for thrombophlebitis


inflammation of a vein associated with the formation of a thrombus
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Word Origin and History for thrombophlebitis

1896, from thrombo- + phlebitis.

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thrombophlebitis in Medicine

thrombophlebitis throm·bo·phle·bi·tis (thrŏm'bō-flĭ-bī'tĭs)
Inflammation of a vein caused by or associated with the formation of a blood clot.

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Encyclopedia Article for thrombophlebitis

inflammation of a vein coupled with formation of a blood clot (thrombus) that adheres to the wall of the vessel. The inflammation may precede or follow formation of the clot. Because movement of the blood through veins depends upon contractions of the muscles, prolonged inactivity (such as bed rest after a surgical procedure or during convalescence from a serious illness) may lead to insufficient movement of the blood through the veins, with resultant formation of clots and inflammation. The condition most often affects the legs. There may be pain at the site of the blockage or throbbing pain throughout the leg. If the affected vein is near the surface, it feels like a cord to the touch

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