infarction

[ in-fahrk-shuhn ]
/ ɪnˈfɑrk ʃən /

noun Pathology.

the formation of an infarct.
an infarct.

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Origin of infarction

First recorded in 1680–90; infarct + -ion

OTHER WORDS FROM infarction

post·in·farc·tion, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH infarction

infarction , infraction
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British Dictionary definitions for infarction

infarction
/ (ɪnˈfɑːkʃən) /

noun

the formation or development of an infarct
another word for infarct
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Medical definitions for infarction

infarction
[ ĭn-färkshən ]

n.

The formation or development of an infarct.
An infarct.
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