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English definition of “economy-class syndrome”

economy-class syndrome

noun [U]     informal
deep vein thrombosis (= a sticky mass of blood in the lungs or in the tubes that carry blood to the heart) that someone develops after travelling on a planeDisorders and diseases of the heart and bloodTravelling by aircraftAviationMovement through the air
(Definition of economy-class syndrome noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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