embolize

verb

em·​bo·​lize
variants or British embolise
embolized or British embolised; embolizing or British embolising

transitive verb

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

intransitive verb

: 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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Cite this Entry

“Embolize.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/embolize. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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