Embolism
Embolism Em"bo*lism, n. [L. embolismus, from Gr. ? to throw or put in, insert; cf. ? intercalated: cf. F. embolisme. See {Emblem}.] 1. Intercalation; the insertion of days, months, or years, in an account of time, to produce regularity; as, the embolism of a lunar month in the Greek year. [1913 Webster]

2. Intercalated time. --Johnson. [1913 Webster]

3. (Med.) The occlusion of a blood vessel by an embolus. Embolism in the brain often produces sudden unconsciousness and paralysis. [1913 Webster]


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