thrombus

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(throm′bŭs )

(throm′bī″)

pl. thrombi [Gr. thrombos, a clot]
A blood clot that adheres to the wall of a blood vessel or organ. It may obstruct the vessel or organ in which it resides, preventing the flow of blood. Anticoagulants are used to prevent and treat this condition.

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