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Occlusion vs. Embolus

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  • Occlusion (noun)

    The process of occluding, or something that occludes.

  • Occlusion (noun)

    Anything that obstructs or closes a vessel or canal.

  • Occlusion (noun)

    The alignment of the teeth when upper and lower jaws are brought together.

  • Occlusion (noun)

    An occluded front.

  • Occlusion (noun)

    A closure within the vocal tract that produces an oral stop or nasal stop.

  • Occlusion (noun)

    The absorption of a gas or liquid by a substance such as a metal.

  • Occlusion (noun)

    The blocking of the view of part of an image by another.

  • Embolus (noun)

    An obstruction causing an embolism: a blood clot, air bubble or other matter carried by the bloodstream and causing a blockage or occlusion of a blood vessel.

  • Embolus (noun)

    The structure on the end of the palp of male arachnids which contains the opening to the ejaculatory duct.

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Oxford Dictionary
  • Occlusion (noun)

    The act of occluding, or the state of being occluded.

  • Occlusion (noun)

    The transient approximation of the edges of a natural opening; imperforation.

  • Embolus (noun)

    Something inserted, as a wedge; the piston or sucker of a pump or syringe.

  • Embolus (noun)

    A plug of some substance lodged in a blood vessel, being brought thither by the blood current. It consists most frequently of a clot of fibrin, a detached shred of a morbid growth, a globule of fat, or a microscopic organism.

Webster Dictionary
  • Occlusion (noun)

    closure or blockage (as of a blood vessel)

  • Occlusion (noun)

    (meteorology) a composite front when colder air surrounds a mass of warm air and forces it aloft

  • Occlusion (noun)

    (dentistry) the normal spatial relation of the teeth when the jaws are closed

  • Occlusion (noun)

    an obstruction in a pipe or tube;

    "we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe"

  • Occlusion (noun)

    the act of blocking

  • Embolus (noun)

    an abnormal particle (e.g. an air bubble or part of a clot) circulating in the blood

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