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English definition of “embolism”

embolism

noun [C] uk   /ˈem.bə.lɪ.zəm/ specialized us  
a bubble of air, a solid mass of blood that has become hard, or a small piece of fat that blocks an arteryDisorders and diseases of the heart and blood
(Definition of embolism from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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