Definition of infarct in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɪnfɑːkt/
Pronunciation: /ɪnˈfɑːkt/


A small localized area of dead tissue resulting from failure of blood supply.
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.


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

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