noun. ['ˈæpəˌplɛksi'] a sudden loss of consciousness resulting when the rupture or occlusion of a blood vessel leads to oxygen lack in the brain.
- hemorrhagic stroke
- haemorrhagic stroke
- ischaemic stroke
- cerebrovascular accident
- cerebral hemorrhage
- ischemic stroke
- poplexye (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
Words that Rhyme with Apoplexy
Example sentences of the word apoplexy
1. Noun, singular or mass
Stroke, also known as cerebral apoplexy, occurs far less often.