Definition of


  1. (noun, state) an abnormal particle (e.g. an air bubble or part of a clot) circulating in the blood

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Alternate forms of Embolus

Derivations: embolic

Hypernyms: clot, coagulum

Origin of the word Embolus

  1. 1660s, from L. embolus ?piston of a pump,? from Gk. embolos ?peg, stopper.? Medical sense is from 1866. more

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Words that sound like Embolus

embellish, embolic, emplace, en bloc

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