em·​bol·​ic | \ em-ˈbä-lik How to pronounce embolic (audio) , im- How to pronounce embolic (audio) \

Definition of embolic

: of or relating to an embolus or embolism

Examples of embolic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Using a micro-catheter, Dr. Monica Pearl and her team go through the femoral artery in the thigh up to the blood vessels in the brain, and carefully put liquid embolic agents, a type of surgical glue, to block blood flow and force the tissue to die. Julie Mazziotta, PEOPLE.com, 25 Oct. 2019 Doctors would later diagnose him with an embolic stroke, and further tests revealed a mass near the top of his chest. Jacob Feldman, SI.com, 15 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of embolic

1866, in the meaning defined above

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“Embolic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/embolic. Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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em·​bol·​ic | \ em-ˈbäl-ik How to pronounce embolic (audio) , im- How to pronounce embolic (audio) \

Medical Definition of embolic

1 : of or relating to an embolus or embolism embolic occlusion of a middle cerebral artery with cholesterol material— D. R. Gress & J. H. Eichhorn
2 : of, relating to, or produced by emboly


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