[ em-buh-luh-zey-shuh n ]
/ ˌɛm bə ləˈzeɪ ʃən /


obstruction of a blood vessel or organ by an embolus.

Words nearby embolization

Origin of embolization

First recorded in 1945–50; embol(us) + -ization
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Medicine definitions for embolization

[ ĕm′bə-lĭ-zāshən ]


The process by which a blood vessel or organ is obstructed by an embolus or other mass.
The surgical introduction of various substances into the circulatory system to obstruct specific blood vessels.
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