apoplexy: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (ap'u-plek"sē), [key]
— n. Pathol.
  1. stroke (def. 6).
  2. a sudden, usually marked loss of bodily function due to rupture or occlusion of a blood vessel.
  3. a hemorrhage into an organ cavity or tissue.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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