embolo-, embol-, emboli-

(Greek > Latin: that which is thrust into something; wedge, stopper; interpolation, obstruction; from "throw in" or "throw into")

emblem (s) (noun), emblems (pl)
1. Something that visually symbolizes an object, idea, group, or quality.
2. A badge or sign that represents a person, group, or organization.
3. An allegorical picture, often with a motto, used to illustrate a moral lesson.
4. Etymology: from French embleme, "symbol"; from Latin emblema, "inlaid ornamental work"; from Greek emblema, emblematos, "embossed ornament"; literally, "insertion"; from emballein, "to insert"; literally, "to throw in"; from em-, "in" + ballein, "to throw".
emblematic (adjective), more emblematic, most emblematic
emblematical (adjective), more emblematical, most emblematical
emblematically (adverb), more emblematically, most emblematically
embolic (adjective), more embolic, most embolic
emboliform (s) (noun), emboliforms (pl)
embolism (s) (noun), embolisms (pl)
embololalia, embolalia (s) (noun); embololalias, embolalias (pl)
Interjection, or interpolation, of meaningless and unintelligible words into a sentence when speaking.
embolomycotic (adjective), more embolomycotic, most embolomycotic
Relating to an infective mass, most commonly a blood clot, that becomes lodged in a blood vessel and obstructs it.
embolophrasia (s) (noun), embolophrasias (pl)
1. The immediate and involuntary repetition of words or phrases just spoken by others, often a symptom of autism or some types of schizophrenia.
2. An infant's repetition of the sounds made by others which is considered to be a normal occurrence in childhood development.
embolotherapy (s) (noun), embolotherapies (pl)
Occlusion of arteries by insertion of blood clots, Gelfoam, coils, balloons, etc., with an angiographic catheter; used for control of inoperable hemorrhage or preoperative management of highly vascular neoplasms.
embolus (s) (noun), emboli (pl)
1. An abnormal particle; such as, an air bubble or part of a clot, circulating in the blood.
2. Something that travels through the bloodstream, lodges in a blood vessel and blocks it.

Examples of emboli are a detached blood clot, a clump of bacteria, and/or some foreign material; such as, air.

A pulmonary embolus is a blood clot that has been carried through the blood into the pulmonary artery (the main blood vessel from the heart to the lung) or one of its branches, plugging that vessel.

3. Etymology: from the Greek embolos, meaning a "wedge" or "plug". Embolos was derived from en, "in" + ballein, "to throw"; so, an embolus is something "thrown in".
polyembolokoilamania (s) (noun), polyembolokoilamanias (pl)
A reference to children with Smith-Magenis syndrome, who have the bad habit of inserting foreign bodies into body orifices; usually into the ears.