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 endart&emacron;rium, inner lining of an artery (endo– + Latin art&emacron;ria, artery; see artery) + –ectomy.
endarterium + -ectomy