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View in Spanish: Embolización arterial

Arterial embolization (ar-TEER-ee-ul EM-boh-lih-ZAY-zhun)
The blocking of an artery by a clot of foreign material. This can be done as treatment to block the flow of blood to a tumor.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.