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Pronunciation: in'farkt

Definition: An area of necrosis resulting from a sudden insufficiency of arterial or venous blood supply.

Synonym(s): infarction2

[L. in-farcio, pp. -fartus (-ctus, an incorrect form), to stuff into]

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