micropuncture

noun

mi·​cro·​punc·​ture ˌmī-krō-ˈpəŋ(k)-chər How to pronounce micropuncture (audio)
: 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, 1 Nov. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1948, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of micropuncture was in 1948

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“Micropuncture.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/micropuncture. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

micropuncture

noun
mi·​cro·​punc·​ture ˌmī-krō-ˈpəŋ(k)-chər How to pronounce micropuncture (audio)
: an extremely small puncture (as of a nephron)
also : an act of making such a puncture
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