Infarct meaning

ĭnfärkt, ĭn-färkt
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An area of tissue that undergoes necrosis as a result of obstruction of local blood supply, as by a thrombus or embolus.
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An area of dying or dead tissue resulting from inadequate blood flow through blood vessels normally supplying the part.
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An area of tissue that undergoes necrosis as a result of obstruction of local blood supply, as by a thrombus or embolus.
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An area of living tissue that undergoes necrosis as a result of obstruction of local blood supply, as by a thrombus.
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(pathology) An area of dead tissue caused by a loss of blood supply; a localized necrosis.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
infarct
Plural:
infarcts

Origin of infarct

  • From Latin īnfarctus past participle of īnfarcīre to cram in- in in–2 farcīre to stuff

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition