stereotactic


ste·reo·tac·tic

adjective \ˌster-ē-ə-ˈtak-tik, ˌstir-\

Definition of STEREOTACTIC

:  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 \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

First Known Use of STEREOTACTIC

1950

ste·reo·tac·tic

adjective \ˌster-ē-ə-ˈtak-tik, ˌstir-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of STEREOTACTIC

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

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