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embolization

[ em-buh-luh-zey-shuhn ]
/ ˌɛm bə ləˈzeɪ ʃən /
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noun

obstruction of a blood vessel or organ by an embolus.

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Origin of embolization

First recorded in 1945–50; embol(us) + -ization

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Medical definitions for embolization

embolization
[ ĕm′bə-lĭ-zāshən ]

n.

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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