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Meaning of embolism

em•bo•lism

Pronunciation: (em'bu-liz"um), [key]
— n.
  1. the occlusion of a blood vessel by an embolus.
  2. intercalation, as of a day in a year.
  3. a period of time intercalated.
  4. (in a Eucharistic service) the prayer following the final petitions of the Lord's Prayer.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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