microdissection

noun

mi·​cro·​dis·​sec·​tion ˌmī-krō-di-ˈsek-shən How to pronounce microdissection (audio)
-dī-
: dissection under the microscope
specifically : dissection of cells and tissues by means of fine needles that are precisely manipulated by levers

Word History

First Known Use

1914, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of microdissection was in 1914

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“Microdissection.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/microdissection. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

microdissection

noun
mi·​cro·​dis·​sec·​tion ˌmī-krō-dis-ˈek-shən, -dī-ˈsek- How to pronounce microdissection (audio)
: dissection under the microscope
specifically : dissection of cells and tissues by means of fine needles that are precisely manipulated by levers
microdissected adjective
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