Medical Dictionary

embolize

verb em·bo·lize
variants: or British embolise play \ˈem-bə-ˌlīz\

medical Definition of embolize

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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