from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An area of tissue that undergoes necrosis as a result of obstruction of local blood supply, as by a thrombus or embolus.
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- n. an area of dead tissue caused by a loss of blood supply; a localized necrosis
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An obstruction or embolus in one of the blood vessels.
- n. The morbid condition of a limited area resulting from such obstruction; also, the localized necrotic (dead) tissue resulting from such obstruction.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In pathology, that which stuffs; the substance of an infarction.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. localized necrosis resulting from obstruction of the blood supply
From Latin īnfarctus, past participle of īnfarcīre, to cram : in-, in; see in-2 + farcīre, to stuff.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)