embolization

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

Definition of embolization

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

1942

First Known Use of embolization

1942


Medical Dictionary

embolization

noun em·bo·li·za·tion

Medical Definition of embolization

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

Variants of embolization

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embolisation

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