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embolus

  

      n   pl   , -li   material, such as part of a blood clot or an air bubble, that is transported by the blood stream until it becomes lodged within a small vessel and impedes the circulation  
   Compare       thrombus  
     (C17: via Latin from Greek embolos stopper, from emballein to insert, from ballein to throw; see emblem)  
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embus, embolise, embolism, emboly

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