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embolization

[em-buh-luh-zey-shuh n]
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noun
  1. 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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embolization in Medicine

embolization

(ĕm′bə-lĭ-zāshən)
n.
  1. The process by which a blood vessel or organ is obstructed by an embolus or other mass.
  2. The surgical introduction of various substances into the circulatory system to obstruct specific blood vessels.
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