[in-fahrk-shuh n]
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Origin of infarction

First recorded in 1680–90; infarct + -ion
Related formspost·in·farc·tion, adjective
Can be confusedinfarction infraction Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for infarction


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

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

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infarction in Medicine


  1. The formation or development of an infarct.
  2. An infarct.
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