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1    the occlusion of a blood vessel by an embolus  
2      (Botany)   the blocking of a xylem vessel by an air bubble  
3    the insertion of one or more days into a calendar, esp. the Jewish calendar; intercalation  
4      (R.C. Church)   a prayer inserted in the canon of the Mass between the Lord's Prayer and the breaking of the bread  
5       another name (not in technical use) for       embolus  
     (C14: from Medieval Latin embolismus, from Late Greek embolismos intercalary; see embolus)  
  embolismic      adj  

air embolism  
      n      another name for       aeroembolism  
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