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WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: localized necrosis resulting from obstruction of the blood supply [syn: infarct, infarction]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Latin infarctus, past participle of infarcire to stuff, from in- + farcire to stuff Date: 1873 an area of necrosis in a tissue or organ resulting from obstruction of the local circulation by a thrombus or embolus infarcted adjective infarction noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. Med. a small localized area of dead tissue caused by an inadequate blood supply. Derivatives: infarction n. Etymology: mod.L infarctus (as IN-(2), L farcire farct- stuff)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Infarct In*farct", n. [See Infarce.] (Med.) (a) An obstruction or embolus. (b) The morbid condition of a limited area resulting from such obstruction; as, a hemorrhagic infarct.



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