farc-, fars-

(Latin: to plug up or to cram, to stuff; by extension, practical joke, sham; fiasco)

In a farcical manner, or in a manner suited to farce; hence, ludicrously.
1. Pertaining to or of the nature of farce.
2. Resembling a farce; ludicrous; absurd.
To cram, to fill, to stuff: a place with something, or the stomach with food.
1. Stuffing which is composed of mixed ingredients.
2. To improve with stuffing, as meat for roasting.>BR? 3. To pad (a speech, for example) with jokes or witticisms.
1. Stuffed; filled solid; as, a farctate leaf, stem, or pericarp; as opposed to tubular or hollow.
2. In botany, stuffed; crammed, or full; without vacuities; in opposition to tubular or hollow; as a farctate leaf, stem, or pericarp.
farcy, farcin, farcimen
1. A disease of horses and mules, sometimes of oxen, of the nature of a scabies or mange.
2. A contagious disease of horses and mules, associated with painful ulcerating enlargements; especially, upon the head and limbs.

It is of the same nature as glanders, and is often fatal.

hemorrhagic infarct, red infarct
An infarct that is swollen and red as a result of hemorrhage (bleeding).
To stuff; to swell; such as, the body is infarced with watery blisters.
1. A localized area of necrosis in a tissue resulting from anoxia (absence or near absence of oxygen).
2. An area of tissue in an organ or part that undergoes necrosis (death of living cells or tissues) following cessation of the blood supply to the applicable tissue.

This may result from occlusion (closing, or obstruction) or stenosis (abnormal narrowing of a bodily canal or passageway) of the supplying artery or, more rarely, from occlusion of the vein that drains the tissue.

Infarct was a term that originally referred to what was believed to be a consolidation of "humors" in a bodily part. The term is now recognized as a degenerative or necrotic lesion that is a result of an acute deficiency of blood supply.

Infarct is said to be the lesion while infarction is the process that produces the lesion.

—Compiled from information located at
Medical Meanings, a Glossary of Word Origins by William S Haubrich, M.D.;
American College of Physicians; Philadelphia; 2003; page 118.
3. Etymology: from Latin infarctus from Latin, infarcire or inferciere, "to stuff, to cram into:; from in, "into" + facire, "to fill up, to stuff, to cram".
Surgical removal of an infarct or a localized area of ischemic (inadequate blood) necrosis (dead tissue) produced by anoxia (lack of oxygen) following occlusion (closure) of the arterial supply or the venous drainage of the tissue, organ, or part.
1. Localized necrosis resulting from obstruction (plugging up) of the blood supply.
2. The formation of an infarct, an area of tissue death due to a local lack of oxygen.

For example, in a myocardial infarction there is a death of myocardial (heart muscle) tissue due to sudden (acute) deprivation of circulating blood. This is usually caused by arteriosclerosis with narrowing of the coronary arteries, the culminating event being a thrombosis ( blood clot).

Besides designating the process of forming the infarct, infarction is synonymous with the infarct itself.

The word infarction comes from the Latin infarcire meaning "to plug up, to stuff" or "to cram". It refers to the clogging, or plugging, of the artery.

infected infarcted, septic infarcted
Infarcted tissue that has been invaded by pathogenic organisms.
multi-infarct dementia
Dementia that is brought on by a series of strokes.
myocardial infarction (s) (noun), myocardial infarctions (pl)
Usually identified as a heart attack: A myocardial infarction consists of sudden pain in the center of the chest and it may also include shortness of breath, restlessness, be with cold-clammy skin, nauseation or vomiting, and even lose consciousness.

Some of the factors that can cause myocardial infarctions include increased age, unhealthy diets, excessive stress, obesity, and high blood pressure.

pulmonary infarction
An infarction in the lung usually resulting from pulmonary embolism.

Related "jest; joke; wit; humor; funny" word units: faceti-; humor-; jocu-; lud-; satir-.