micropuncture

noun
mi·​cro·​punc·​ture | \ ˌmī-krō-ˈpəŋ(k)-chər How to pronounce micropuncture (audio) \

Definition of micropuncture

: an extremely small puncture (as of a nephron) also : an act of making a micropuncture

Examples of micropuncture in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bossavy uses micropuncture — a similar approach using her tool — to support the repair process and offset the tear in the skin fibers. Meirav Devash, Allure, "This Tattoo Artist Completely Disguises Stretch Marks With Skin-Colored Ink," 1 Nov. 2017

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First Known Use of micropuncture

1948, in the meaning defined above

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“Micropuncture.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/micropuncture. Accessed 26 January 2020.

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micropuncture

noun
mi·​cro·​punc·​ture | \ ˌmī-krō-ˈpəŋ(k)-chər How to pronounce micropuncture (audio) \

Medical Definition of micropuncture

: an extremely small puncture (as of a nephron) also : an act of making such a puncture

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