microsurgery


mi·cro·sur·gery

noun \ˌmī-krō-ˈsərj-rē, -ˈsər-jə-\

Definition of MICROSURGERY

:  minute dissection or manipulation (as by a micromanipulator or laser beam) of living structures or tissue
mi·cro·sur·gi·cal \-ˈsər-ji-kəl\ adjective

First Known Use of MICROSURGERY

1926

Rhymes with MICROSURGERY

mi·cro·sur·gery

noun \ˌmī-krō-ˈsərj-(ə-)rē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural mi·cro·sur·ger·ies

Medical Definition of MICROSURGERY

: minute dissection or manipulation (as by a micromanipulator or laser beam) of living structures (as cells or tissues) for surgical or experimental purposes
mi·cro·sur·gi·cal \-ˈsər-ji-kəl\ adjective
mi·cro·sur·gi·cal·ly \-ji-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

microsurgery

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Surgical technique for operating on minute structures, with specialized, tiny precision instruments under observation through a microscope, sometimes equipped with cameras to show the operation on a monitor. Microsurgery permits operations that were once impossible—surgery on the delicate bones of the inner and middle ear, reattachment of severed limbs or digits, repair of the retina, and removal of tumours intricately embedded in vital structures.

Variants of MICROSURGERY

microsurgery or micromanipulation

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