Definition of infarct in English:

infarct

Pronunciation /ˈinˌfärkt/ /ˈɪnˌfɑrkt/

noun

Medicine
  • A small localized area of dead tissue resulting from failure of blood supply.

    ‘Lungs were examined for pneumonia, fibrosis, and infarcts and for atherosclerosis, thrombi, and intraluminal fibrous webs in large pulmonary arteries.’
    • ‘A computed tomographic scan of the head demonstrated a superior sagittal sinus thrombosis and bilateral hemorrhagic infarcts of the parietal lobes.’
    • ‘Remote infarct or ischemic lesions were identified in 24 resections.’
    • ‘Bone involvement may also lead to bone pain and pathologic fractures, bone infarcts, and osteonecrosis.’
    • ‘Crisis intervention makes intuitive sense to physicians and surgeons used to myocardial infarcts and obstructed hernias.’

Origin

Late 19th century from modern Latin infarctus, from infarcire ‘stuff into or with’, from in- ‘into’ + Latin farcire ‘to stuff’.

Pronunciation

infarct

/ˈinˌfärkt/ /ˈɪnˌfɑrkt/