exploratory surgery

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of exploratory surgery

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

Word by Word Definitions

exploratory play
  1. : of, relating to, or being exploration

surgery play
  1. : a branch of medicine concerned with diseases and conditions requiring or amenable to operative or manual procedures

  2. : alterations made as if by surgery

  3. : a physician's or dentist's office


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