embolotherapy

noun
em·​bo·​lo·​ther·​a·​py | \ -ˈther-ə-pē How to pronounce embolotherapy (audio) \
plural embolotherapies

Medical Definition of embolotherapy

: the intentional blockage of an artery with an object (as a balloon inserted by a catheter) to control or prevent hemorrhaging

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“Embolotherapy.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/embolotherapy. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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