embolize

verb
em·​bo·​lize
variants: or British embolise \ ˈem-​bə-​ˌlīz How to pronounce embolize (audio) \
embolized or British embolised; embolizing or British embolising

Medical Definition of embolize

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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“Embolize.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/embolize. Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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