American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An area of tissue that undergoes necrosis as a result of obstruction of local blood supply, as by a thrombus or embolus.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In pathology, that which stuffs; the substance of an infarction.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Med.) An obstruction or embolus in one of the blood vessels.
- n. (Med.) The morbid condition of a limited area resulting from such obstruction; also, the localized necrotic (dead) tissue resulting from such obstruction.
- 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)
“The infarct is not making her more expensive for the insurance company.”
“Pollock quickly concluded that the president had suffered “a massive infarct,” i.e., significant damage to the tissues of the heart.”
“The cerebellar infarct, according to the neurologist, was due to the godawful migraine.”
“Turned out the MRI showed “cerebellar infarct” according to the insurance company, so they turned her down.”
“Title: Circadian variations of infarct size in acute myocardial infarction”
“This is itself a 3-D detailed representation of a brain which can then be laid over the projection of the scanned brain, helping clinicians quickly identify what portions of the brain are likely affected by the infarct and penumbra.”
“It can then display and quantify, for example, areas of probable infarct”
“The original chickens are fed soylent green, which is made from dead Pee-pul, who died prematurely from the double-down induced coronary infarct.”
“But with so many government heads around such as the Iranian Ahmadinijad, New York had another traffic infarct.”
“Failing to retain a key employee is very costly infarct more costly than recruiting a new one.”
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