(||Em`boîte"ment`) n. [F., fr. emboîter to fit in, insert; en in + boîte box.] (Biol.) The hypothesis
that all living things proceed from preëxisting germs, and that these encase the germs of all future living
things, inclosed one within another. Buffon.
(Em*bold"en) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Emboldened ; p. pr. & vb. n. Emboldening ] To give
boldness or courage to; to encourage. Shak.
The self-conceit which emboldened him to undertake this dangerous office.Sir W. Scott.
(Em*bold"en*er) n. One who emboldens.
(Em*bol"ic) a. [Gr. to throw in. See Embolism.]
2. (Med.) Pertaining to an embolism; produced by an embolism; as, an embolic abscess.
3. (Biol.) Pushing or growing in; said of a kind of invagination. See under Invagination.
(Em"bo*lism) n. [L. embolismus, from Gr. to throw or put in, insert; cf. intercalated: cf. F.
embolisme. See Emblem.]
1. Intercalation; the insertion of days, months, or years, in an account of time, to produce regularity; as,
the embolism of a lunar month in the Greek year.
2. Intercalated time. Johnson.
3. (Med.) The occlusion of a blood vessel by an embolus. Embolism in the brain often produces sudden
unconsciousness and paralysis.
(Em`bo*lis"mal) a. Pertaining to embolism; intercalary; as, embolismal months.
(Em`bo*lis*mat"ic Em`bo*lis*mat"ic*al) a. Embolismic.
(Em`bo*lis"mic Em`bo*lis"mic*al) a. [Cf. F. embolismique.] Pertaining to embolism or
intercalation; intercalated; as, an embolismic year, i. e., the year in which there is intercalation.
(Em"bo*lite) n. [From Gr. something thrown in between.] (Min.) A mineral consisting of both
the chloride and the bromide of silver.
(Em"bo*lus) n.; pl. Emboli [L., fr. Gr. pointed so as to be put or thrust in, fr. to throw, thrust,
or put in. See Emblem.]
1. Something inserted, as a wedge; the piston or sucker of a pump or syringe.
2. (Med.) A plug of some substance lodged in a blood vessel, being brought thither by the blood current.
It consists most frequently of a clot of fibrin, a detached shred of a morbid growth, a globule of fat, or a
(Em"bo*ly) n. [Gr. a putting into.] (Biol.) Embolic invagination. See under Invagination.
(||Em`bon`point") n. [F., fr. en bon point in good condition. See Bon, and Point.] Plumpness
of person; said especially of persons somewhat corpulent.
(Em*bor"der) v. t. [Pref. em- (L. in) + border: cf. OF. emborder.] To furnish or adorn with
a border; to imborder.