Definition of infarct in English:



  • A small localized area of dead tissue resulting from failure of blood supply.

    • ‘Remote infarct or ischemic lesions were identified in 24 resections.’
    • ‘Crisis intervention makes intuitive sense to physicians and surgeons used to myocardial infarcts and obstructed hernias.’
    • ‘Lungs were examined for pneumonia, fibrosis, and infarcts and for atherosclerosis, thrombi, and intraluminal fibrous webs in large pulmonary arteries.’
    • ‘A computed tomographic scan of the head demonstrated a superior sagittal sinus thrombosis and bilateral hemorrhagic infarcts of the parietal lobes.’
    • ‘Bone involvement may also lead to bone pain and pathologic fractures, bone infarcts, and osteonecrosis.’


Late 19th century: from modern Latin infarctus, from infarcire stuff into or with from in- into + Latin farcire to stuff.