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the incision or opening into the lumen of an artery for the removal of a clot, embolus, or the like, or, formerly, for bloodletting.
Historical Examples

These symptoms had led to trying the affects of arteriotomy in the temples, but with no relief.
William Harvey D’Arcy Powers

This in medical practice would be blood drawn from a vein, and Harvey says nothing of arteriotomy in this passage.
Harvey’s Views on the Use of the Circulation of the Blood John G. Curtis

arteriotomy ar·te·ri·ot·o·my (är-tēr’ē-ŏt’ə-mē)
Incision into the lumen of an artery.


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