Definition of embolism in English:

embolism

Pronunciation /ˈembəˌlizəm/ /ˈɛmbəˌlɪzəm/

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noun

Medicine
  • Obstruction of an artery, typically by a clot of blood or an air bubble.

    ‘causes of cerebral embolism’
    • ‘one patient died of a pulmonary embolism’
    lump, clump, mass, curdling

Origin

Late Middle English (in the sense ‘the insertion of an intercalary period in the calendar’): via late Latin from Greek embolismos, from emballein ‘insert’. The medical sense dates from the mid 19th century.