Meaning of “spontaneous occlusion of the circle of Willis” in the English Dictionary

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"spontaneous occlusion of the circle of Willis" in British English

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spontaneous occlusion of the circle of Willisnoun [ U or C ]

uk /spɒnˌteɪ.ni.əs əˌkluː.ʒən əv ðə ˌsɜː.kəl əv ˈwɪl.ɪs/ us /spɑːnˌteɪ.ni.əs əˌkluː.ʒən əv ðə ˌsɝː.kəl əv ˈwɪl.ɪs/ specialized

a very rare condition caused by blocked arteries in the circle of Willis (= a ring of arteries at the base of the brain)

(Definition of “spontaneous occlusion of the circle of Willis” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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