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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.
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