infarction

[in-fahrk-shuh n]

noun Pathology.

the formation of an infarct.

Nearby words

  1. infantry,
  2. infantry fighting vehicle,
  3. infantryman,
  4. infants' school,
  5. infarct,
  6. infare,
  7. infatigable,
  8. infatuate,
  9. infatuated,
  10. infatuation

Origin of infarction

First recorded in 1680–90; infarct + -ion

Related formspost·in·farc·tion, adjective

Can be confusedinfarction infraction

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British Dictionary definitions for infarction

infarction

noun

the formation or development of an infarct
another word for infarct
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Word Origin and History for infarction

infarction

n.

1680s, noun of action from Latin infarcire (see infarct).

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Medicine definitions for infarction

infarction

[ĭn-färkshən]

n.

The formation or development of an infarct.
An infarct.

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