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ar•te•ri•ot•o•my



Pronunciation: (är-tēr"ē-ot'u-mē), [key]
n.,
pl. -mies.
Surg.
the incision or opening into the lumen of an artery for the removal of a clot, embolus, or the like, or, formerly, for bloodletting.

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