Definition of arteriotomy in English:

arteriotomy

noun

Medicine
  • The operation of cutting into or opening an artery (in early use especially for the purpose of bloodletting); an instance of this.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Thomas Johnson (d. 1644), apothecary and soldier. From Middle French, French artériotomie and its etymon post-classical Latin arteriotomia operation of cutting into an artery from Hellenistic Greek ἀρτηριοτομία from ἀρτηριο- + ancient Greek -τομία.

Pronunciation

arteriotomy

/ɑːˌtɪərɪˈɒtəmi/