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embolize

verb em·bo·lize

Medical Definition of embolize

embolized or British embolised; embolizing or British embolising

  1. transitive verb

  2. of an embolus :  to lodge in and obstruct (as a blood vessel or organ)

  3. intransitive verb

  4. :  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

or British embolise \ˈem-bə-ˌlīz\play

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