exploratory surgery

noun

Definition of exploratory surgery

: surgery done to find and identify a problem He underwent exploratory surgery.

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“Exploratory surgery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exploratory%20surgery. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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