Em"bo*lism (?), n. [L. embolismus, from Gr. to throw or put in, insert; cf. intercalated: cf. F. embolisme. See Emblem.]


Intercalation; the insertion of days, months, or years, in an account of time, to produce regularity; as, the embolism of a lunar month in the Greek year.


Intercalated time.


3. Med.

The occlusion of a blood vessel by an embolus. Embolism in the brain often produces sudden unconsciousness and paralysis.


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