embolectomy
noun (plural -mies) Date: 1923 surgical removal of an embolus

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  • embolectomy — [em΄bō lek′tə mē] n. the surgical removal of an embolus * * * em·bo·lec·to·my (ĕm bə lĕkʹtə mē) n. pl. em·bo·lec·to·mies Surgical removal of an embolus.   [embolus + ectomy.] * * * …   Universalium

  • embolectomy — [em΄bō lek′tə mē] n. the surgical removal of an embolus …   English World dictionary

  • embolectomy — Removal of an embolus. [G. embolos, a plug (embolus), + ektome, excision] * * * em·bo·lec·to·my .em bə lek tə mē n, pl mies surgical removal of an embolus * * * n. surgical removal of an embolus in order to relieve arterial obstruction. The… …   Medical dictionary

  • embolectomy — n. surgical removal of an embolus in order to relieve arterial obstruction. The embolus may be removed by cutting directly into the affected artery (arteriotomy). In some instances it is removed by a balloon catheter, which is manipulated beyond… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • embolectomy — n. (Medicine) surgical removal of an embolus (clump of undissolved material in the bloodstream) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • embolectomy — [ˌɛmbə lɛktəmi] noun (plural embolectomies) surgical removal of an embolus …   English new terms dictionary

  • embolectomy — em·bo·lec·to·my …   English syllables

  • embolectomy — /ɛmbəˈlɛktəmi/ (say embuh lektuhmee) noun (plural embolectomies) the removal of an embolus from an artery, which it is obstructing, by surgery. {embol(us) + ectomy} …   Australian English dictionary

  • embolectomy — noun surgical removal of an embolus (usually from an artery) • Hypernyms: ↑ablation, ↑extirpation, ↑cutting out, ↑excision …   Useful english dictionary

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