Embolus

Em"bo*lus

(?), n.;
pl. Emboli (#).
[L., fr. Gr. pointed so as to be put or thrust in, fr. to throw, thrust, or put in. See Emblem.] 1. Something inserted, as a wedge; the piston or sucker of a pump or syringe.
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2. (Med.) A plug of some substance lodged in a blood vessel, being brought thither by the blood current. It consists most frequently of a clot of fibrin, a detached shred of a morbid growth, a globule of fat, or a microscopic organism.
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