Definition of Emboli

1. Noun. (plural of embolus) ¹



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Definition of Emboli

1. embolus [n] - See also: embolus

Medical Definition of Emboli

1. Material, usually blood clot but may be fat, bone fragment, nitrogen bubble or bullet), that travels through the circulation, eventually obstructing blood flow through a smaller calibre vessel (for example stroke, pulmonary embolism, central retinal artery occlusion). (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Emboli

emboiling
emboils
emboitement
embola
embolaemia
embolalia
embolden
emboldened
emboldener
emboldeners
emboldening
emboldens
embolectomies
embolectomy
emboli (current term)
embolic abscess
embolic gangrene
embolic infarct
embolic pneumonia
embolies
emboliform
emboliform nucleus
embolisation
embolism
embolism and thrombosis
embolismal
embolismic

Literary usage of Emboli

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1. A Treatise on the science and practice of midwifery by William Smoult Playfair (1893)
"Detachment of emboli.—The peculiarities of a clot that must favor detachment of an embolus are such a shape as admits of a portion floating freely in the ..."

2. An Introduction to pathology and morbid anatomy by Thomas Henry Green (1889)
"The solid substances are termed emboli, and are very various in their nature. By far the most frequent sources of emboli are thrombi, portions of which are ..."

3. Philadelphia Medical Times (1882)
"Cohnheim also claims that secondary tumors are the result of the development of tumor emboli, and he concludes that as the periosteal emboli in his ..."

4. A Handbook of Pathological Anatomy and Histology: With an Introductory by Francis Delafield, Theophil Mitchell Prudden (1892)
"emboli. emboli have been found in the superior mesenteric artery in a number of cases ; in the inferior mesenteric artery they are less frequent. ..."

5. Text-book of general pathology and pathological anatomy by Richard Thoma (1896)
"In some cases fat emboli develop when the endothelial cells have become ... Air emboli arise especially in consequence of injuries to the veins near the ..."

6. Thrombosis and embolism by William Henry Welch (1899)
"We have already considered the coarser bland emboli in respect of their mechanical ... Similar emboli, so small as to become lodged only in arterioles or ..."

7. Lectures on the Diseases of the Nervous System: Delivered at La Salpêtrière by Jean Martin Charcot (1877)
"... purulent infection, gangrenous emboli; b, simple purulent ascending meningitis, ichorous ascending meningitis. Acute bed-sore in apoplexy symptomatic of ..."

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