embolism vs intercalation what difference

what is difference between embolism and intercalation

English

Etymology

From Old French embolisme (intercalation of days in a calendar to correct errors), from Late Latin embolismus, from Ancient Greek ἐμβολισμός (embolismós, intercalary).

Noun

embolism (plural embolisms)

  1. (pathology) An obstruction or occlusion of an artery by an embolus, that is by a blood clot, air bubble or other matter that has been transported by the blood stream.
  2. The insertion or intercalation of days into the calendar in order to correct the error arising from the difference between the civil year and the solar year.
  3. An intercalated prayer for deliverance from evil coming after the Lord’s Prayer.

Derived terms

Related terms

  • embolus

Translations

See also

  • thrombosis


English

Etymology

(Can this(+) etymology be sourced?) From intercalate

Noun

intercalation (countable and uncountable, plural intercalations)

  1. A period inserted into a calendar as in a leap year.
  2. (chemistry) The reversible insertion of a molecule between two others.
  3. (geology) A layer introduced into a pre-existing sequence.

Related terms

  • intercalant
  • intercalate
  • intercalary
  • intercalated

Translations

See also

Anagrams

  • interactional

French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɛ̃.tɛʁ.ka.la.sjɔ̃/

Noun

intercalation f (plural intercalations)

  1. intercalation

Related terms

  • intercalaire
  • intercaler

Further reading

  • “intercalation” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

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