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Topic: ILLNESS AND DISABILITY

Date: 1800-1900
Language: Modern Latin
Origin: embolismus, from Greek emballein; EMBLEM

embolism

noun
     
em‧bo‧lis‧m [countable]
medicalMI something such as a hard mass of blood or a small amount of air that blocks a tube carrying blood through the body
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