noun, plural arteriotomies. Surgery.
the incision or opening into the lumen of an artery for the removal of a clot, embolus, or the like, or, formerly, for bloodletting.

1625–35; arterio- + -tomy Unabridged
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arteriotomy ar·te·ri·ot·o·my (är-tēr'ē-ŏt'ə-mē)
Incision into the lumen of an artery.

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The shuttle is advanced towards the arteriotomy site and retracted to expose the freeze-dried water-soluble synthetic sealant.
In arteriotomy an artery was punctured, although generally only in the temples.
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