embolectomy

noun
em·​bo·​lec·​to·​my | \ ˌem-bə-ˈlek-tə-mē How to pronounce embolectomy (audio) \
plural embolectomies

Definition of embolectomy

: surgical removal of an embolus

Examples of embolectomy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This specific type of embolectomy removes blood clots from the lungs by making a small incision near the groin, inserting a catheter and removing the clots using a special device. Hannah Drown, cleveland, 31 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of embolectomy

1923, in the meaning defined above

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“Embolectomy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/embolectomy. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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embolectomy

noun
em·​bo·​lec·​to·​my | \ ˌem-bə-ˈlek-tə-mē How to pronounce embolectomy (audio) \
plural embolectomies

Medical Definition of embolectomy

: surgical removal of an embolus

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