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em•bo•lism



Pronunciation: (em'bu-liz"um), [key]
n.
1. Pathol.the occlusion of a blood vessel by an embolus.
2. intercalation, as of a day in a year.
3. a period of time intercalated.
4. (in a Eucharistic service) the prayer following the final petitions of the Lord's Prayer.

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