- Pathology. the occlusion of a blood vessel by an embolus.
- intercalation, as of a day in a year.
- a period of time intercalated.
- (in a Eucharistic service) the prayer following the final petitions of the Lord's Prayer.
Origin of embolism
Examples from the Web for embolism
Hemiplegia is usually the result of a cerebral hemorrhage or embolism.Philosophy of Osteopathy
Andrew T. Still
My own physician, Doctor Chesnard, has just been here and suggests that it is an embolism.Two banks of the Seine
In advanced sclerosis there may be one or more of a series of accidents due to embolism, thrombosis, or rupture of the vessels.
Thrombosis is favored, and where atheromatous ulcers are formed, embolism is to be feared.
It is often due to embolism of infective material, gangrenous matter, etc.Special Report on Diseases of the Horse
United States Department of Agriculture
- the occlusion of a blood vessel by an embolus
- botany the blocking of a xylem vessel by an air bubble
- the insertion of one or more days into a calendar, esp the Jewish calendar; intercalation
- RC Church a prayer inserted in the canon of the Mass between the Lord's Prayer and the breaking of the bread
- another name (not in technical use) for embolus
Word Origin and History for embolism
late 14c., "intercalation of days into a calendar," from Old French embolisme, from Late Latin embolismus "insertion of days in a calendar to correct errors," from Greek embolimos, embolme "insertion," or embolos "a plug, wedge" (see embolus). Medical sense of "obstruction of a blood vessel" is first recorded in English 1855.
- The obstruction or occlusion of a blood vessel by an embolus.
- An embolus.
- A mass, such as an air bubble, detached blood clot, or foreign body, that travels in the bloodstream, lodges in a blood vessel, and obstructs or occludes it. Also called embolus
- The obstruction or occlusion of a blood vessel by such a mass.
An obstruction or occlusion of a blood vessel by an air bubble, a detached blood clot, or a foreign body.