Medical Dictionary

embolize

verb em·bo·lize
variants: or British

embolise

\ˈem-bə-ˌlīz\play

Medical Definition of embolize

embolized

or British

embolised

;

embolizing

or British

embolising

  1. transitive verb

  2. of an embolus :  to lodge in and obstruct (as a blood vessel or organ)

  3. intransitive verb

  4. :  to break up into emboli or become an embolus bone marrow fragments embolized and were swept to the lung from the site of the fracture


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