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embolism (plural embolisms)
- (pathology) An obstruction or occlusion of an artery by an embolus, that is by a blood clot, air bubble or other matter that has been transported by the blood stream.
- The insertion or intercalation of days into the calendar in order to correct the error arising from the difference between the civil year and the solar year.
- 1844, The Asiatic journal and monthly miscellany, volume 2:
- Authorities differ as to the manner in which the Arabs practised embolism: some say, they added a month to every third year; others, that they intercalated seven months in a period of nineteen years ; and others, nine months in twenty-four years.
- An intercalated prayer for deliverance from evil coming after the Lord's Prayer.
obstruction or occlusion of an artery by an embolus
insertion of days into the calendar