infarct

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noun in·farct \ˈin-ˌfärkt, in-ˈfärkt\

Definition of infarct

  1. :  an area of necrosis in a tissue or organ resulting from obstruction of the local circulation by a thrombus or embolus

infarcted

play \in-ˈfärk-təd\ adjective

infarction

play \in-ˈfärk-shən\ noun

Origin and Etymology of infarct

Latin infarctus, past participle of infarcire to stuff, from in- + farcire to stuff


First Known Use: 1873


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infarct

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noun in·farct \ˈin-ˌfärkt, in-ˈ\

Medical Definition of infarct

  1. :  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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