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arteriotomy

[ahr-teer-ee-ot-uh-mee] /ɑrˌtɪər iˈɒt ə mi/
noun, plural arteriotomies. Surgery
1.
the incision or opening into the lumen of an artery for the removal of a clot, embolus, or the like, or, formerly, for bloodletting.
Origin
1625-1635
1625-35; arterio- + -tomy
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Examples for arteriotomy
  • 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.
arteriotomy in Medicine

arteriotomy ar·te·ri·ot·o·my (är-tēr'ē-ŏt'ə-mē)
n.
Incision into the lumen of an artery.

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