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thrombendarteriectomy (plural thrombendarteriectomies)
- (surgery) An operation to remove a thrombus and any diseased inner lining causing the obstruction of an artery.
- Thrombendarteriectomy combines three prefixes and one suffix. A number of spelling variants which add interfixes at various points are attested; the most extreme is thromboendoarterioectomy. Conversely, a few variants omit the i from the stem of arteri-, perhaps having mistaken it for an unnecessary interfix. Finally, several variants dividing thromb-, end-, or both from the rest of the word with hyphens.