[ ahr-teer-ee-ot-uh-mee ]
/ ɑrˌtɪər iˈɒt ə mi /

noun, plural ar·te·ri·ot·o·mies. Surgery.

the incision or opening into the lumen of an artery for the removal of a clot, embolus, or the like, or, formerly, for bloodletting.

Origin of arteriotomy

First recorded in 1625–35; arterio- + -tomy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Medicine definitions for arteriotomy

[ är-tîr′ē-ŏtə-mē ]


Incision into the lumen of an artery.
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