Infective embolism

infective embolism n.
See pyemic embolism.


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    [in-fek-tiv] /ɪnˈfɛk tɪv/ adjective 1. . /ɪnˈfɛktɪv/ adjective 1. capable of causing infection 2. a less common word for infectious adj. late 14c., from Latin infectivus, from infectus (see infect). infective in·fec·tive (ĭn-fěk’tĭv) adj. Capable of producing infection; infectious. in·fec’tive·ness or in’fec·tiv’i·ty n.

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    [in-fekt] /ɪnˈfɛkt/ verb (used with object) 1. to affect or contaminate (a person, organ, wound, etc.) with disease-producing germs. 2. to affect with disease. 3. to taint or contaminate with something that affects quality, character, or condition unfavorably: to infect the air with poison gas. 4. to corrupt or affect morally: The news of the […]

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