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endarterectomy

Pronunciation: end'ar-ter-ek'to-me

Definition: Excision of atheromatous deposits, along with the diseased endothelium and media or most of the media of an artery, so as to leave a smooth lining, mostly consisting of adventitia.

[endo- + artery + G. ektome, excision]

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