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Definition of EMBOLIZATION
: the process or state in which a blood vessel or organ is obstructed by the lodgment of a material mass (as an embolus)
First Known Use of EMBOLIZATION
Medical Definition of EMBOLIZATION
: the process by which or state in which a blood vessel or organ is obstructed by the lodgment of a material mass (as an embolus) <pulmonary embolization><embolization of a thrombus>; also: an operation in which pellets are introduced into the circulatory system in order to induce embolization in specific abnormal blood vessels