embolization

[em-buh-luh-zey-shuhn]
noun
obstruction of a blood vessel or organ by an embolus.

Origin:
1945–50; embol(us) + -ization

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To embolization
Collins
World English Dictionary
embolize or embolise (ˈɛmbəˌlaɪz)
 
vb
(tr) to cause embolism in (a blood vessel)
 
embolise or embolise
 
vb
 
emboli'zation or embolise
 
n
 
emboli'sation or embolise
 
n

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
American Heritage
Medical Dictionary

embolization em·bo·li·za·tion (ěm'bə-lĭ-zā'shən)
n.

  1. The process by which a blood vessel or organ is obstructed by an embolus or other mass.

  2. The surgical introduction of various substances into the circulatory system to obstruct specific blood vessels.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source
Example sentences
In some cases, a procedure called embolization is performed before surgery to shrink the tumor.
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature