infarct

[in-fahrkt, in-fahrkt]
noun Pathology.
a localized area of tissue, as in the heart or kidney, that is dying or dead, having been deprived of its blood supply because of an obstruction by embolism or thrombosis.

Origin:
1870–75; < Neo-Latin infarctus, noun use of past participle of Latin infarcīre (variant of infercīre) to stuff, equivalent to in- in-2 + farc(īre) to stuff, fill (see farce) + -tus past participle suffix

infarcted, adjective
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infarct (ɪnˈfɑːkt)
 
n
Also called: infarction a localized area of dead tissue (necrosis) resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to that part, esp by an embolus
 
[C19: via New Latin from Latin infarctus stuffed into, from farcīre to stuff]
 
in'farcted
 
adj

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infarct in·farct (ĭn'färkt', ĭn-färkt')
n.
An area of tissue that undergoes necrosis as a result of obstruction of local blood supply, as by a thrombus or an embolus.


in·farct'ed adj.
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infarct  [%PREMIUM_LINK%]     (ĭn'färkt', ĭn-färkt')  Pronunciation Key 
An area of living tissue that undergoes necrosis as a result of obstruction of local blood supply, as by a thrombus. See also heart attack, stroke.

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