recanalization

noun

re·​can·​a·​li·​za·​tion (ˌ)rē-ˌka-nə-lə-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce recanalization (audio)
: the process of restoring flow to or reuniting an interrupted channel of a bodily tube (such as a blood vessel or vas deferens)

Examples of recanalization in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This is called recanalization and will probably be the name of the next Kanye West album. Anna Pulley, Chicago Tribune, 10 May 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1953, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of recanalization was in 1953

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“Recanalization.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/recanalization. Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

recanalization

noun
re·​can·​a·​li·​za·​tion
variants also British recanalisation
: the process of restoring flow to or reuniting an interrupted channel of a bodily tube (as an artery or the vas deferens)
recanalization of an acutely occluded vesselNanette Hock
recanalize transitive verb
also British recanalise
recanalized also British recanalised; recanalizing also British recanalising
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