Medical Term:

thromboendarterectomy

Pronunciation: throm′bō-end′ar-tĕr-ek′tŏ-mē

Definition: An operation that involves opening an artery, removing an occluding thrombus along with the intima and atheromatous material, and leaving a clean, fresh plane internal to the adventitia.

[thrombo- + endarterectomy]

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