Definition of embolic in English:

embolic

adjective

  • See embolus

    • ‘A small-profile embolic protection filter is designed to allow the capture and removal of dislodged embolic material during cardiovascular interventions.’
    • ‘The differential diagnosis for the lesion included thrombotic or embolic causes.’
    • ‘Seven months after the lung tumor was resected, the patient developed a left temporoparietal infarction that resulted from embolic occlusion of the left middle cerebral artery secondary to atrial fibrillation.’
    • ‘Yet mitral valve prolapse has been associated with complications such as cerebral embolic events, infective endocarditis, severe mitral regurgitation requiring mitral valve surgery and even sudden death.’
    • ‘Persistent fever after the first week of treatment suggests a septic embolic complication or inadequate antibiotic therapy.’

Pronunciation

embolic

/ɛmˈbɒlɪk/