embolon

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἔμβολον (émbolon, wedge, plug)

Noun[edit]

embolon (plural embola)

  1. A blood clot or swelling, particularly one that blocks an artery.
  2. (archaic) A battering-ram on a warship.
  3. (archaic) A military formation, usually shaped like a wedge.
  4. (rare, archaic) Anything wedge-shaped.

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