embolus

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noun em·bo·lus \ˈem-bə-ləs\

Definition of embolus

plural

emboli

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  1. :  an abnormal particle (such as an air bubble) circulating in the blood — compare thrombus

Origin and Etymology of embolus

New Latin, from Greek embolos wedge-shaped object, stopper, from emballein


First Known Use: 1859


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embolus

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noun em·bo·lus \ˈem-bə-ləs\

Medical Definition of embolus

plural

emboli

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  1. :  an abnormal particle (as an air bubble) circulating in the blood—compare thrombus


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