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Definition of "embolic" [em•bol•ic]

  • Pathology Of, relating to, or caused by an embolus or an embolism. (adjective)
  • Embryology Of or relating to emboly. (adjective)

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 "embolic" in a sentence
  • "NMT is currently investigating the potential connection between a common heart defect that allows a right-to-left shunt or flow of blood through a defect like a patent foramen ovale (PFO) and brain attacks such as embolic stroke, transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) and migraine headaches."
  • "Have another embolic stroke mid-pamper-crap why don't you."
  • "Macrovascular diseases include heart attacks, cerebrovascular accidents (embolic/ischemic strokes), end stage kidney disease (with renal artery disease), and blindness (through retinal artery disease)."
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