embolization

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noun em·bo·li·za·tion \ ˌem-bə-lə-ˈzā-shən \

Definition of embolization

:the process or state in which a blood vessel or organ is obstructed by the lodgment of a material mass (such as an embolus)

First Known Use of embolization

1942


Medical Dictionary

embolization

noun em·bo·li·za·tion
variants: or British embolisation play \ˌem-bə-lə-ˈzā-shən\

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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