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Embolism vs. Symbolism

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Embolismnoun

(pathology) An obstruction or occlusion of an artery by an embolus, that is by a blood clot, air bubble or other matter that has been transported by the blood stream.

Symbolismnoun

Representation of a concept through symbols or underlying meanings of objects or qualities.

Embolismnoun

The insertion or intercalation of days into the calendar in order to correct the error arising from the difference between the civil year and the solar year.

Symbolismnoun

(obsolete) A combining together of parts or ingredients.

Embolismnoun

An intercalated prayer for deliverance from evil coming after the Lord's Prayer.

Symbolismnoun

The act of symbolizing, or the state of being symbolized; as, symbolism in Christian art is the representation of truth, virtues, vices, etc., by emblematic colors, signs, and forms.

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Embolismnoun

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.

Symbolismnoun

A system of symbols or representations.

Embolismnoun

Intercalated time.

Symbolismnoun

The practice of using symbols, or the system of notation developed thereby.

Embolismnoun

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

Symbolismnoun

The science of creeds; symbolics.

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Embolismnoun

an insertion into a calendar

Symbolismnoun

a system of symbols and symbolic representations

Embolismnoun

occlusion of a blood vessel by an embolus (a loose clot or air bubble or other particle)

Symbolismnoun

the practice of investing things with symbolic meaning

Embolism

An embolism is the lodging of an embolus, a blockage-causing piece of material, inside a blood vessel. The embolus may be a blood clot (thrombus), a fat globule (fat embolism), a bubble of air or other gas (gas embolism), amniotic fluid (amniotic fluid embolism), or foreign material.

Symbolismnoun

an artistic movement in the late 19th century that tried to express abstract or mystical ideas through the symbolic use of images

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