arteriotomy

[ahr-teer-ee-ot-uh-mee]
noun, plural ar·te·ri·ot·o·mies. Surgery.
  1. 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
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arteriotomy

[är-tîr′ē-ŏtə-mē]
n.
  1. Incision into the lumen of an artery.
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