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Definition of embolism noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

embolism

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈembəlɪzəm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈembəlɪzəm//
 
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a condition in which a blood clot or air bubble blocks an artery in the body Word Origin mid 19th cent.: via late Latin from Greek embolismos, from emballein ‘insert’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: embolism