[ throm-bek-tuh-mee ]
/ θrɒmˈbɛk tə mi /

noun, plural throm·bec·to·mies.

surgical removal of a blood clot from a blood vessel.

Origin of thrombectomy

probably earlier than 1960–65; thromb(us) + -ectomy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for thrombectomy


[ thrŏm-bĕktə-mē ]


Excision of a thrombus.
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