endarterectomy

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

Definition of endarterectomy 

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

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This patient ended up needing a carotid endarterectomy, a procedure that removes built-up plaque from the artery. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Routine eye exams reveal diseases unrelated to the eye," 5 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of endarterectomy

1974, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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 \
plural endarterectomies

Medical Definition of endarterectomy 

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

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