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Definition of "emboli" [emboli]

  • Plural of embolus. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "emboli" in a sentence
  • "Blood clots, or pulmonary emboli, had proliferated out of nowhere."
  • "In some children, the infection showered septic emboli, blood clots that also contained infection, into their lungs, brains, and hearts.41 Then another group in Dallas—at Parkland, the enormous public hospital that older Americans know as the place where President John F. Kennedy was declared dead—found yet another very serious syndrome."
  • "On an X-ray, the radiologists could see collections of fluid in his shoulders and elbows, and septic emboli—clots of infected tissue that had broken off from somewhere else in his body—that had lodged in his lungs."