the removal of plaque deposits and the inner lining of a blood vessel by surgery or pressurized carbon dioxide to improve blood circulation
Origin of endarterectomyend(o)- + arter(y) + -ectomy
Surgical excision of the inner lining of an artery that is clogged with atherosclerotic buildup.
Origin of endarterectomyNew Latin endartērium inner lining of an artery ( endo- ) (Latin artēria artery ; see artery . ) -ectomy
endarterium + -ectomy