noun \ˈin-ˌfärkt, in-ˈ\

Definition of INFARCT

:  an area of necrosis in a tissue or organ resulting from obstruction of the local circulation by a thrombus or embolus
in·farct·ed \in-ˈfärk-təd\ adjective
in·farc·tion \in-ˈfärk-shən\ noun

Origin of INFARCT

Latin infarctus, past participle of infarcire to stuff, from in- + farcire to stuff
First Known Use: 1873

Rhymes with INFARCT


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