Definitions for Embolismˈɛm bəˌlɪz əm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

em•bo•lismˈɛm bəˌlɪz əm(n.)

  1. the occlusion of a blood vessel by an embolus.

    Category: Pathology

  2. intercalation, as of a day into a year.

Origin of embolism:

1350–1400; ME < ML embolismus intercalation

em`bo•lis′mic(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. embolism, intercalation(noun)

    an insertion into a calendar

  2. embolism(noun)

    occlusion of a blood vessel by an embolus (a loose clot or air bubble or other particle)

Wiktionary

  1. embolism(Noun)

    An obstruction or occlusion of an artery by an embolus, that is by a blood clot, air bubble or other matter that has been transported by the blood stream.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Embolism(noun)

    intercalation; the insertion of days, months, or years, in an account of time, to produce regularity; as, the embolism of a lunar month in the Greek year

  2. Embolism(noun)

    intercalated time

  3. Embolism(noun)

    the occlusion of a blood vessel by an embolus. Embolism in the brain often produces sudden unconsciousness and paralysis

Freebase

  1. Embolism

    In medicine, an embolism refers to the lodging of an embolus, which may be a blood clot, a fat globule or a gas bubble in the bloodstream, which can cause a blockage. Such a blockage may affect a part of the body distanced from the actual site of the embolism. This is then not to be confused with a thrombus which causes a blockage at the site of origin. Embolization is a procedure that makes specific use of thrombo-emboli to selectively block the blood supply to unwanted processes such as tumours.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Embolism

    Blocking of a blood vessel by an embolus which can be a blood clot or other undissolved material in the blood stream.


Translations for Embolism

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

embolism(noun)

a medical condition in which a mass of clotted blood or a small amount of air blocks a blood-vessel.

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