- aero·em·bo·lism -'em-bə-.liz-əm n1) a gaseous embolism2) decompression sickness caused by rapid ascent to high altitudes and resulting exposure to rapidly lowered air pressure called also aeroemphysema, air bends
* * *aero·em·bo·lism (ār″o-emґbo-liz-əm) air embolism.
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aeroembolism — n. pains caused by a sudden drop in atmospheric pressure (such as occurs during a flight) … English contemporary dictionary
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aeroembolism — aero·em·bo·lism … English syllables
aeroembolism — aer•o•em•bo•lism [[t]ˌɛər oʊˈɛm bəˌlɪz əm[/t]] n. 1) pat an obstruction of the circulatory system caused by one or more air bubbles, as may arise during surgery 2) pat decompression sickness • Etymology: 1935–40 … From formal English to slang
aeroembolism — /ˌɛəroʊˈɛmbəlɪzəm/ (say .airroh embuhlizuhm) noun a morbid condition caused by substantial decrease in atmospheric pressure, as in high altitude flying, and characterised by the formation of nitrogen bubbles in the blood, pains in the lungs, etc … Australian English dictionary
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