Definition of air embolism in English:

air embolism

noun

Medicine
  • Embolism caused by a bubble of air (or other gas) in the bloodstream; an instance of this.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Boston Medical and Surgical Journal. From air + embolism, after German Luftembolie and French embolie aérienne.

Pronunciation

air embolism

/ˌɛːr ˈɛmbəlɪz(ə)m/