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Alternative forms[edit]


thromb- ‎(thrombus) + end- ‎(inside) + arteri- ‎(artery) + -ectomy ‎(excision)



thrombendarteriectomy ‎(plural thrombendarteriectomies)

  1. (surgery) An operation to remove a thrombus and any diseased inner lining causing the obstruction of an artery.

Usage notes[edit]

  • 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.