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

First Known Use of embolectomy

1923, in the meaning defined above

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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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