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atherectomy

[ ath-uh-rek-tuh-mee ]
/ ˌæθ əˈrɛk tə mi /
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noun, plural ath·er·ec·to·mies.

the removal of plaque from an artery by means of a tiny rotating cutting blade inserted through a catheter.

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