Definition of embolus in English:
noun (plural emboli /-ˌlī, -ˌlē/)
A blood clot, air bubble, piece of fatty deposit, or other object that has been carried in the bloodstream to lodge in a vessel and cause an embolism.
- Leg clots with pulmonary emboli and bed sores must be prevented.
- If the embolus reaches a blood vessel it cannot flow through, a blockage occurs.
- The embolus is carried in the blood stream until it gets stuck in a place where it forms a blockage.
- Example sentences
- The differential diagnosis for the lesion included thrombotic or embolic causes.
- Seven months after the lung tumor was resected, the patient developed a left temporoparietal infarction that resulted from embolic occlusion of the left middle cerebral artery secondary to atrial fibrillation.
- A small-profile embolic protection filter is designed to allow the capture and removal of dislodged embolic material during cardiovascular interventions.
Definition of embolus in:
- British & World English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in Pakistan