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Meaning of EMBOLISM

Pronunciation:  'embu`lizum

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Matching Terms:  embolismal, embolismatic, embolismic

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 Definition: A block in an artery caused by blood clots or other substances, such as fat globules, infected tissue, or cancer cells.
 
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 Related Terms: bar, barrier, blank wall, blind alley, blind gut, block, blockade, blockage, bottleneck, cecum, choking, choking off, clog, congestion, constipation, costiveness, cul-de-sac, dead end, embolus, gorge, impasse, impediment, infarct, infarction, jam, obstacle, obstipation, obstruction, sealing off, stop, stoppage, strangulation
 

 

 

 

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