embolus


em·bo·lus

noun \ˈem-bə-ləs\
plural em·bo·li\-ˌlī\

Definition of EMBOLUS

:  an abnormal particle (as an air bubble) circulating in the blood — compare thrombus

Origin of EMBOLUS

New Latin, from Greek embolos wedge-shaped object, stopper, from emballein
First Known Use: 1859

em·bo·lus

noun \ˈem-bə-ləs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural em·bo·li \-ˌlī\

Medical Definition of EMBOLUS

: an abnormal particle (as an air bubble) circulating in the blood—compare thrombus

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