from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Plural of embolus.

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  • n. Plural form of embolus.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Plural of embolus.


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  • Blood clots, or pulmonary emboli, had proliferated out of nowhere.

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  • On an X-ray, the radiologists could see collections of fluid in his shoulders and elbows, and septic emboli—clots of infected tissue that had broken off from somewhere else in his body—that had lodged in his lungs.


  • Farr was finishing medical school at Washington University in St. Louis when the University of Virginia Medical Center checked in its first case of MRSA on March 13, 1978, a man with endocarditis that released septic emboli into his circulatory system.


  • Jay went home after a week, still on IV antibiotics—but the combination of MRSA and the blood thinners he took to prevent more emboli kept the long incision in his abdomen from healing.


  • Tissue in his lower left lung was dying, and septic emboli were wearing holes in his lungs and collecting in his kidneys.


  • But it also cleared the drug as a possible endocarditis treatment, because septic emboli would be within the bloodstream, not on the surface of the lung.


  • Turns out the reviewers did note that weekly estrogen exposure was higher in patch than pill users, and directly related this data to the two pulmonary emboli reported in clinical trials.

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  • In some children, the infection showered septic emboli, blood clots that also contained infection, into their lungs, brains, and hearts.41 Then another group in Dallas—at Parkland, the enormous public hospital that older Americans know as the place where President John F. Kennedy was declared dead—found yet another very serious syndrome.


  • Or clots form which can migrate to the lungs, causing potentially lethal pulmonary emboli.

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  • Following blunt trauma there is an increased risk of deep vein thrombosis (clotting) and associated and potentially fatal pulmonary emboli (which two detainees have died from in Afghanistan while in U.S. custody).

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