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embolectomy

Definition:

surgical removal of an embolus (usually from an artery)

Class:

act noun (acts and actions)

Plural:

embolectomies

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

"embolus" + "-ectomy".
(Source: American Heritage Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Embolectomy | thrombectomy

the emergency surgical removal of emboli which are blocking blood circulation. It usually involves removal of thrombi, and is then referred to as thrombectomy. Embolectomy is an emergency procedure often as the last resort because permanent occlusion... (37 of 1129 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Embolectomy

Collins Dictionary:

embolectomy | embolectomies [plural]

the surgical removal of an embolus that is blocking a blood vessel (12 of 240 words, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/embolectomy

Oxford Dictionary:

embolectomy | embolectomies [plural]

surgical removal of an embolus (5 of 43 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/embolectomy

Merriam-Webster:

embolectomy | embolectomies [plural]

surgical removal of an embolus (5 of 18 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/embolectomy

American Heritage Dictionary:

embolectomy | embolectomies [plural]

Surgical removal of an embolus. (5 of 13 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/embolectomy

New World Dictionary:

embolectomy

the surgical removal of an embolus (6 of 10 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/embolectomy

Macmillan British Dictionary:

cut out [verb] | cutting out [present participle] | cuts out [3rd-person singular present]

[transitive] to remove something from a larger piece by cutting ; to make something by cutting it from a larger piece | [transitive] same as "cut" ... (25 of 284 words, 9 definitions, 8 usage examples)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/cut-out 1

Wiktionary:

cut out | cutting out [present participle] | cuts out [3rd-person singular present] | appropriate [synonym, sense-specific]

[idiomatic] Well suited; appropriate; fit for a particular activity or purpose. | Used other than as an idiom: see cut, out. | [transitive] To refrain from (doing something, using something etc.), to stop/cease (doing something). | [transitive] To... (35 of 131 words, 10 definitions, 13 usage examples)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/cut out

Random House Dictionary:

ablation

the removal, especially of organs, abnormal growths, or harmful substances, from the body by mechanical means, as by surgery. | the reduction in ... (22 of 78 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/ablation

Cambridge Dictionary:

ablation [specialized]

the loss of ice or snow from a glacier or iceberg, or the loss of rock or similar material, caused by a process such as melting or erosion (28 of 34 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/ablation

Encarta Dictionary:

embolectomy | embolectomies [plural]

the surgical removal of an embolus, usually a blood clot or other obstruction, in a blood vessel (17 of 33 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861608067​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology reference

American Heritage Dictionary:

embolectomy | embolectomies [plural]

Origin: "embolus" + "-ectomy".

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/embolectomy

embolus | emboli [plural]

Origin: Latin, piston of a pump, from Greek embolos, stopper, plug, from emballein, to insert; see "emblem".

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/embolus

-ectomy

Origin: New Latin -ectomia: Greek ek-, out; see "ecto-" + -tomiā, -tomy.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/ectomy-suffix

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

embolectomy | embolectomies [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "embolectomy"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/embolectomy

the Free Dictionary:

embolectomy

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "embolectomy"

Audio 2: North American English pronunciation of "embolectomy" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/embolectomy

Google Dictionary:

embolectomy | embolectomies [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "embolectomy"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

embolectomy

Audio: North American pronunciation of "embolectomy"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=embole​01 word=embolectomy

YourDictionary Audio:

embolectomy

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "embolectomy" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/embolectomy

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