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embolus


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Embolus  \Em"bo*lus\,  n.;  pl  {Emboli}.  [L.,  fr  Gr  ?  pointed  so 
  as  to  be  put  or  thrust  in  fr  ?  to  throw,  thrust,  or  put  in 
  See  {Emblem}.] 
  1.  Something  inserted,  as  a  wedge;  the  piston  or  sucker  of  a 
  pump  or  syringe. 
 
  2.  (Med.)  A  plug  of  some  substance  lodged  in  a  blood  vessel, 
  being  brought  thither  by  the  blood  current.  It  consists 
  most  frequently  of  a  clot  of  fibrin,  a  detached  shred  of  a 
  morbid  growth,  a  globule  of  fat,  or  a  microscopic 
  organism. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  embolus 
  n  :  an  abnormal  particle  (e.g.  an  air  bubble  or  part  of  a  clot) 
  circulating  in  the  blood 




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