what is difference between embolism and intercalation
From Old French embolisme (“intercalation of days in a calendar to correct errors”), from Late Latin embolismus, from Ancient Greek ἐμβολισμός (embolismós, “intercalary”).
embolism (plural embolisms)
- (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.
- 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.
- An intercalated prayer for deliverance from evil coming after the Lord’s Prayer.
(Can this(+) etymology be sourced?) From intercalate
intercalation (countable and uncountable, plural intercalations)
- A period inserted into a calendar as in a leap year.
- (chemistry) The reversible insertion of a molecule between two others.
- (geology) A layer introduced into a pre-existing sequence.
- IPA(key): /ɛ̃.tɛʁ.ka.la.sjɔ̃/
intercalation f (plural intercalations)
- “intercalation” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).