Origin and Etymology of infarct
Latin infarctus, past participle of infarcire to stuff, from in- + farcire to stuff
First Known Use: 1873See Words from the same year
Medical Definition of infarct
: an area of necrosis in a tissue or organ resulting from obstruction of the local circulation by a thrombus or embolus
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