1. [ noun ] (medicine,surgery) open-heart surgery in which the rib cage is opened and a section of a blood vessel is grafted from the aorta to the coronary artery to bypass the blocked section of the coronary artery and improve the blood supply to the heart
Synonyms: coronary_artery_bypass_graft coronary_bypass_surgery coronary_bypass
Related terms: open-heart_surgery
Similar spelling:   cabbage