from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The surgical repair of a blood vessel, either by inserting a balloon-tipped catheter to unblock it, or by reconstructing or replacing part of the vessel.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The mechanical widening of a narrowed or totally obstructed blood vessel generally caused by atheroma.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an operation to repair a damaged blood vessel or unblock a coronary artery


angio- + -plasty. (Wiktionary)



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