[ en-dahr-tuh-rek-tuh-mee ]

noun,plural end·ar·ter·ec·to·mies.
  1. the surgical stripping of a fat-encrusted, thickened arterial lining so as to open or widen the artery for improved blood circulation.

Origin of endarterectomy

First recorded in 1955–60; endarter(ium) + -ectomy

Words Nearby endarterectomy

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