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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Obstruction of a blood vessel or organ by an abnormal particle (e.g. an air bubble or part of a clot) Also: The surgical introduction of various substances into the circulatory system to obstruct specific blood vessels

Usage examples (35)
  • It has a pretty big name, though, uterine fibroid embolization.
  • Condoleezza Rice is actually going to have something known as uterine artery embolization.
  • But to reverse the growth of fibroids altogether, the latest treatment is uterine embolization.
  • Some of the very newest approaches to fibroid removal rely on a process called “embolization.” for more
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