embolus

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From Latin embolus (piston), from Ancient Greek ἔμβολος (émbolos, peg, stopper).

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embolus (plural emboli or emboluses)

  1. (pathology) An obstruction causing an embolism: a blood clot, air bubble or other matter carried by the bloodstream and causing a blockage or occlusion of a blood vessel.
  2. (zoology) The structure on the end of the palp of male arachnids which contains the opening to the ejaculatory duct.
    • 1996, Michael J Roberts, Spiders of Britain and Northern Europe, Collins 1996, p. 22:
      Those spiders with a simple bulb insert most of this; those with a complex palp insert only the embolus, which in some species is very long []

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embolus m

  1. embolus (an obstruction causing an embolism)

Further reading[edit]

  • embolus in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • embolus in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Latin[edit]

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From Ancient Greek [Term?].

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embolus m (genitive embolī); second declension

  1. piston

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Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative embolus embolī
Genitive embolī embolōrum
Dative embolō embolīs
Accusative embolum embolōs
Ablative embolō embolīs
Vocative embole embolī

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