Definition of infarct in English:

infarct

Line breaks: in|farct
Pronunciation: /ˈɪnfɑːkt
 
, ɪnˈfɑːkt
 
/

noun

Medicine
  • A small localized area of dead tissue resulting from failure of blood supply.
    More example sentences
    • Lungs were examined for pneumonia, fibrosis, and infarcts and for atherosclerosis, thrombi, and intraluminal fibrous webs in large pulmonary arteries.
    • A computed tomographic scan of the head demonstrated a superior sagittal sinus thrombosis and bilateral hemorrhagic infarcts of the parietal lobes.
    • Remote infarct or ischemic lesions were identified in 24 resections.

Origin

late 19th century: from modern Latin infarctus, from infarcire 'stuff into or with', from in- 'into' + Latin farcire 'to stuff'.

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