angioplasty
noun (plural -ties) Date: circa 1919 surgical repair or recanalization of a blood vessel; especially balloon angioplasty

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  • angioplasty — an|gi|o|plas|ty [ ændʒiə,plæsti ] noun uncount MEDICAL a medical operation to repair an ARTERY (=tube carrying blood around the body) that has become blocked or too narrow …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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