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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Emboly (Biol) Embolic invagination. See under Invagination.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n emboly In embryology, that mode of invagination by which a vesicular morula or blastosphere becomes a gastrula. It may be illustrated by the process of tucking half of a hollow india-rubber ball into the other half, and is effected by the more or less complete inclusion of the hypoblastic blastomeres within the epiblastic blastomeres, with the result of the diminution or abolition of the original blastocœle, the formation of an archenteron or primitive alimentary cavity with an oriflce of invagination or blastopore, and thus the formation of a two-layered germ whose double walls consist of a hypoblastic endoderm and an epiblastic ectoderm, which is therefore a gastrula.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. a putting into


In literature:

Portions of the softened thrombus are liable to become detached and to enter the circulating blood, in which they are carried as emboli.
"Manual of Surgery" by Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
The arterial emboli are carried toward the capillaries, while venous emboli are carried toward the heart.
"A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I" by Various
Emboli in the pulmonary arteries were also noted.
"Barium, A Cause of the Loco-Weed Disease" by Albert Cornelius Crawford

In news:

Emboli, Thrombus Extraction Catheter Cleared by FDA.
The device uses a porous membrane to deflect emboli away from the carotid arteries.
Pulmonary embolism results from the passing of a blood clot, or emboli, through the pulmonary arteries in the heart.