obliterative

adjective oblit·er·a·tive \ ə-ˈbli-tə-ˌrā-tiv , ō- , -rə-tiv \

Definition of obliterative

: inducing or characterized by obliteration: such as
a : causing or accompanied by closure or collapse of a lumen
  • obliterative arterial disease
b : tending to make inconspicuous
  • obliterative behavior

First Known Use of obliterative

1827


Medical Dictionary

obliterative

adjective oblit·er·a·tive \ ə-ˈblit-ə-ˌrāt-iv , ō- , -ə-rət- \

medical Definition of obliterative

: inducing or characterized by obliteration; especially : causing or accompanied by closure or collapse of a lumen
  • obliterative arterial disease

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