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stereotactic

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adjective ste·reo·tac·tic \ˌster-ē-ə-ˈtak-tik, ˌstir-\

Definition of stereotactic

  1. :  involving, being, utilizing, or used in a surgical technique for precisely directing the tip of a delicate instrument (as a needle) or beam of radiation in three planes using coordinates provided by medical imaging in order to reach a specific locus in the body

ste·reo·tac·ti·cal·ly play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


1950

First Known Use of stereotactic

1950


Medical Dictionary

stereotactic

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adjective ste·reo·tac·tic \ˌster-ē-ə-ˈtak-tik, ˌstir-\

Medical Definition of stereotactic

  1. :  involving, being, utilizing, or used in a surgical technique for precisely directing the tip of a delicate instrument (as a needle) or beam of radiation in three planes using coordinates provided by medical imaging (as computed tomography) in order to reach a specific locus in the body (as a tumor in the brain or breast) <a stereotactic biopsy> <a stereotactic surgical probe>

  2. ste·reo·tac·ti·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\play adverb




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