embolo-, embol-, emboli-
(Greek > Latin: that which is thrust into something; wedge, stopper; interpolation, obstruction; from "throw in" or "throw into")
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".
2. An infant's repetition of the sounds made by others which is considered to be a normal occurrence in childhood development.
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".