endarterectomy

noun end·ar·ter·ec·to·my \ ˌen-ˌdär-tə-ˈrek-tə-mē \

Definition of endarterectomy

plural endarterectomies
: surgical removal of the inner layer of an artery when thickened and atheromatous or occluded (as by intimal plaques)

Origin and Etymology of endarterectomy

New Latin endarterium intima of an artery (from end- + arteria artery) + English -ectomy


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endarterectomy

noun end·ar·ter·ec·to·my \ ˌen-ˌdärt-ə-ˈrek-tə-mē \

medical Definition of endarterectomy

plural endarterectomies
: surgical removal of the inner layer of an artery when thickened and atheromatous or occluded (as by intimal plaques)

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