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Meaning of EMBOLUS

Pronunciation:  'embulus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  an abnormal particle (e.g. an air bubble or part of a clot) circulating in the blood
 

EMBOLUS is a 7 letter word that starts with E.

 

 See Also: clot, coagulum, embolism

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Em"bo*lus\, n.; pl. {Emboli}. [L., fr. Gr. ? pointed so
as to be put or thrust in, fr. ? to throw, thrust, or put in.
See {Emblem}.]
1. Something inserted, as a wedge; the piston or sucker of a
   pump or syringe.

2. (Med.) A plug of some substance lodged in a blood vessel,
   being brought thither by the blood current. It consists
   most frequently of a clot of fibrin, a detached shred of a
   morbid growth, a globule of fat, or a microscopic
   organism.

 
Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: a "wandering" blood clot.
 

 

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