from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The blocking of a blood vessel by a blood clot dislodged from its site of origin.
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- n. An embolism caused by a blood clot carried in the bloodstream from its place of origin
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- n. occlusion of a blood vessel by an embolus that has broken away from a thrombus
thrombo- + embolism (Wiktionary)