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
1: 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>
2: an operation in which pellets are introduced into the circulatory system in order to induce embolization in specific abnormal blood vessels
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