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English definition of “deep vein thrombosis”

deep vein thrombosis

noun [U] uk   (abbreviation DVT) us  
a serious medical condition in which a blood clot (= a sticky mass of blood) forms in the veins of the legs or lungsDisorders and diseases of the heart and blood
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