embolus


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em·bo·lus

 (ĕm′bə-ləs)
n. pl. em·bo·li (-lī′)
A mass, such as an air bubble, a detached blood clot, or a foreign body, that travels through the bloodstream and lodges so as to obstruct or occlude a blood vessel.

[Latin, piston of a pump, from Greek embolos, stopper, plug, from emballein, to insert; see emblem.]

embolus

(ˈɛmbələs)
n, pl -li (-ˌlaɪ)
(Pathology) material, such as part of a blood clot or an air bubble, that is transported by the blood stream until it becomes lodged within a small vessel and impedes the circulation. Compare thrombus
[C17: via Latin from Greek embolos stopper, from emballein to insert, from ballein to throw; see emblem]

em•bo•lus

(ˈɛm bə ləs)

n., pl. -li (-ˌlaɪ)
a formerly circulating clump of tissue, gas bubble, fat globule, etc., that has lodged in a blood vessel.
[1660–70; < Greek émbolos plug, stopper, n. derivative of embállein]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.embolus - an abnormal particle (e.g. an air bubble or part of a clot) circulating in the blood
clot, coagulum - a lump of material formed from the content of a liquid
embolism - occlusion of a blood vessel by an embolus (a loose clot or air bubble or other particle)
Translations

em·bo·lus

n. émbolo, coágulo u otro tipo de materia que, al circular a través de la corriente sanguínea, se aloja en un vaso de menor diámetro.

embolus

n (pl -li) émbolo
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