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Affixes: the building blocks of English
Affixes: the building blocks of English

thrombo-

Blood clotting.

[Greek thrombos, blood clot.]

Thrombosis is local coagulation or clotting of the blood in the circulatory system; thrombolysis (Greek lusis, loosening) is the dissolution of a blood clot; a thromboembolism is obstruction of a blood vessel by a blood clot that has become dislodged from another site in the circulation; thrombocyte is another name for a platelet, a small disc-shaped cell fragment involved in clotting; thrombocytopenia (Greek penia, poverty), is a deficiency of platelets in the blood.

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