Term : thrombosis
Literally meaning: “the process of making clots”
Origin: Anc Greek
θρόμβος/thrombos(=clot) > θρόμβος/thrombos(=clot) >θρέφω/threpho(=feed)
+ (-ωσις)/-osis (=suffix meaning “process” or “state”)
The term was coined in 1854 by German physician Rudolf Virchow(1821-1905) who claimed that a thrombus differs from an ordinary clot because has a peculiar ribbed appearance.
Thrombosis is the formation of blood clot inside a blood vessel.