embolism

noun em·bo·lism \ ˈem-bə-ˌli-zəm \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of embolism

1 : the insertion of one or more days in a calendar : intercalation
2 a : the sudden obstruction of a blood vessel by an embolus
b : embolus

embolismic

play \ˌem-bə-ˈliz-mik\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of embolism

Middle English embolisme, from Medieval Latin embolismus, from Greek embol- (from emballein to insert, intercalate) — more at emblem


Medical Dictionary

embolism

noun em·bo·lism \ ˈem-bə-ˌliz-əm \

medical Definition of embolism

1 : the sudden obstruction of a blood vessel by an embolus
2 : embolus


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