embolism

(EM-boh-lih-zum)

A block in an artery caused by blood clots or other substances, such as fat globules, infected tissue, or cancer cells.

Pronunciation of dictionary term "embolism"

Pronunciation of dictionary term "embolia"

Bloqueo de una arteria causado por un coágulo de sangre u otras sustancias, como glóbulos de grasa, un tejido infectado o células cancerosas.