embolus

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(em′bŏ-lŭs )

(em′bŏ-lī″)
pl. emboli [Gr. embolos, stopper]
A mass of undissolved matter carried to a new location in a blood vessel or lymphatic. Emboli may be solid, liquid, or gaseous. Occlusion of vessels from emboli usually results in the development of infarcts.
SEE: thrombosis; SEE: thrombus

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