embolectomy

noun

em·​bo·​lec·​to·​my ˌem-bə-ˈlek-tə-mē How to pronounce embolectomy (audio)
plural embolectomies
: surgical removal of an embolus

Examples of embolectomy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When one surgeon at a field hospital asked for arterial embolectomy catheters, for treating clogs in arteries, Abiyeva found another volunteer in St. Petersburg, Russia, to make the 700-mile trip to deliver 10 of them immediately. Anton Troianovski, BostonGlobe.com, 28 May 2022 When one surgeon at a field hospital asked for arterial embolectomy catheters, for treating clogs in arteries, Ms. Abiyeva found another volunteer in St. Petersburg to make the 700-mile trip to deliver 10 of them immediately. New York Times, 28 May 2022 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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Word History

First Known Use

1923, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of embolectomy was in 1923

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“Embolectomy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/embolectomy. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

embolectomy

noun
em·​bo·​lec·​to·​my ˌem-bə-ˈlek-tə-mē How to pronounce embolectomy (audio)
plural embolectomies
: surgical removal of an embolus
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