Astronomy Answers: From the Astronomical Dictionary

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[Greek] embolos = something put in between

Embolistic means "put in between". An embolistic month is an extra month that is added to the calendar only in certain years, usually to keep a lunar calendar in line with the tropical year. The embolistic day of the Julian and Gregorian calendars is more commonly called the bissextile day.