What does Embolism mean?

Definitions for Embolismˈɛm bəˌlɪz əm

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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)


  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

  4. Origin: [L. embolismus, from Gr. to throw or put in, insert; cf. intercalated: cf. F. embolisme. See Emblem.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Embolism

    em′bo-lizm, n. the insertion of days in an account of time to produce regularity: an intercalated prayer for deliverance from evil coming after the Lord's Prayer: (med.) the presence of obstructing clots in the blood-vessels.—adjs. Embolis′mal, Embolis′mic.—n. Em′bolus, the clot of fibrin obstructing a blood-vessel, causing embolism. [Fr.,—Gr. embolismosemballein, to cast in.]

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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Embolism in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Embolism in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Mary Joe Fernandez:

    I think her illness a few years ago( 2011), when she had the pulmonary embolism, really gave her perspective and a new appreciation for what she does.

  2. Hiroyasu Iso:

    We were surprised about the strength of the effect of television watching compared with the effects of advancing age, history of hypertension and diabetes mellitus, or body mass index in this study, we speculated that leg immobility during television watching had increased their risk of fatal pulmonary embolism.

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