embolectomy

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em·bo·lec·to·my

 (ĕm′bə-lĕk′tə-mē)
n. pl. em·bo·lec·to·mies
Surgical removal of an embolus.

embolectomy

(ˌɛmbəˈlɛktəmɪ)
n, pl -mies
(Surgery) the surgical removal of an embolus that is blocking a blood vessel

embolectomy

Surgery to remove a blockage in the bloodstream (embolus), often performed as emergency surgery.
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Noun1.embolectomy - surgical removal of an embolus (usually from an artery)
ablation, cutting out, extirpation, excision - surgical removal of a body part or tissue
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embolectomy

n (pl -mies) embolectomía
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The latter, recognising that large clots within the pulmonary circulation may be rapidly fatal, attempted the first pulmonary embolectomies.
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