embolism

Definitions of embolism
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n occlusion of a blood vessel by an embolus (a loose clot or air bubble or other particle)

Types:
aeroembolism, air embolism, gas embolism
obstruction of the circulatory system caused by an air bubble as, e.g., accidentally during surgery or hypodermic injection or as a complication from scuba diving
fat embolism
serious condition in which fat blocks an artery; fat can enter the blood stream after a long bone is fractured or if adipose tissue is injured or as a result of a fatty liver
pulmonary embolism
blockage of the pulmonary artery by foreign matter or by a blood clot
Type of:
occlusion
closure or blockage (as of a blood vessel)

n an insertion into a calendar

Synonyms:
intercalation
Type of:
interval, time interval
a definite length of time marked off by two instants

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