HyperDic: embolism

English > 2 senses of the word embolism:
NOUNtimeembolism, intercalationan insertion into a calendar
stateembolismocclusion of a blood vessel by an embolus (a loose clot or air bubble or other particle)
embolism > pronunciation
Soundseh'mbowlih.zahm
Rhymesabolitionism ... zirconium: 557 rhymes with ahm...
English > embolism: 2 senses > noun 1, time
MeaningAn insertion into a calendar.
Synonymintercalation
Part ofcalendarA system of timekeeping that defines the beginning and length and divisions of the year
Broadertime interval, intervalA definite length of time marked off by two instants
Spanishembolismo, intercalación
Catalanintercalació
English > embolism: 2 senses > noun 2, state
Meaningocclusion of a blood vessel by an embolus (a loose clot or air bubble or other particle).
PartsembolusAn abnormal particle (e.g. an air bubble or part of a clot) circulating in the blood
Narrowerair embolism, aeroembolism, gas embolismObstruction 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 embolismserious condition in which fat blocks an artery
pulmonary embolismBlockage of the pulmonary artery by foreign matter or by a blood clot
Broaderocclusionclosure or blockage (as of a blood vessel)
Spanishembolia, émbolo
Catalanembòlia
Adjectivesembolicof or relating to an embolism or embolus

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