Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

embolization

play
noun em·bo·li·za·tion \ˌem-bə-lə-ˈzā-shən\

Definition of embolization

  1. :  the process or state in which a blood vessel or organ is obstructed by the lodgment of a material mass (as an embolus)



1942

First Known Use of embolization

1942


Medical Dictionary

embolization

noun em·bo·li·za·tion

Medical Definition of embolization

  1. 1:  the process by which or state in which a blood vessel or organ is obstructed by the lodgment of a material mass (as an embolus) <pulmonary embolization> <embolization of a thrombus>

  2. 2:  an operation in which pellets are introduced into the circulatory system in order to induce embolization in specific abnormal blood vessels



Variants of embolization

or British

embolisation

\ˌem-bə-lə-ˈzā-shən\play

Learn More about embolization

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of embolization


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up embolization? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to criticize in a loud and angry way

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

confounded-person

Which is a synonym of indolent?

lazy frenetic philistine melancholy
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ