malignant embolus

malignant embolus

[mə′līg·nənt ′em·bə·ləs]
(medicine)
A blood-borne mass of malignant cells which have become dislodged from the parent neoplasm.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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