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thrombolysis

 [throm-bol´€ĭ-sis]
dissolution of a thrombus.
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throm·bol·y·sis

(throm-bol'i-sis), Avoid the mispronunciation thromboly'sis.
Fluidifying or dissolving of a thrombus.
[thrombo- + G. lysis, a dissolving]
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thrombolysis

(thrŏm-bŏl′ĭ-sĭs)
n. pl. thromboly·ses (-sēz)
Dissolution or destruction of a thrombus.

throm′bo·lyt′ic (-bə-lĭt′ĭk) adj.
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thrombolysis

Dissolution of a blood clot/thrombus. See Laser thrombolysis.
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throm·bol·y·sis

(throm-bol'i-sis)
Liquefaction or dissolving of a thrombus.
[thrombo- + G. lysis, a dissolving]
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