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embolization

[em-buh-luh-zey-shuh n] /ˌɛm bə ləˈzeɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
obstruction of a blood vessel or organ by an embolus.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50; embol(us) + -ization
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  • In some cases, a procedure called embolization is performed before surgery to shrink the tumor.
embolization in Medicine

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.

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