atherectomy

noun

ath·​er·​ec·​to·​my ˌath-ə-ˈrek-tə-mē How to pronounce atherectomy (audio)
plural atherectomies
: removal of atheromatous plaque from within a blood vessel by utilizing a catheter usually fitted with a cutting blade or grinding burr

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“Atherectomy.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/atherectomy. Accessed 1 Oct. 2022.

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