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thrombosis

throm·bo·sis

thrombosis

pronunciation:
thram bo sihs
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part of speech: noun
definition: an abnormal clotting of blood in the circulatory system.
derivation: thrombotic (adj.)
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The word thrombosis contains the following part:
-osis Greek noun-forming suffix that means condition (usually medical)
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The suffix -osis attaches to Greek roots. Many nouns ending in "-osis " have a corresponding adjective form ending in -otic (neurosis : neurotic).