Medical Dictionary

embolize

verb em·bo·lize
em·bo·lized or British em·bo·lisedem·bo·liz·ing or British em·bo·lis·ing

Medical Definition of EMBOLIZE

transitive verb
of an embolus :  to lodge in and obstruct (as a blood vessel or organ)
intransitive verb
:  to break up into emboli or become an embolus <bone marrow fragments embolized and were swept to the lung from the site of the fracture>

Variants of EMBOLIZE

em·bo·lize or British em·bo·lise \ˈem-bə-ˌlīz\

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