Meaning of endarterectomy

end•ar•ter•ec•to•my

Pronunciation: (en-där"tu-rek'tu-mē), [key]
— pl. -mies.
  1. the surgical stripping of a fat-encrusted, thickened arterial lining so as to open or widen the artery for improved blood circulation.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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