microsurgery

noun
mi·​cro·​sur·​gery | \ˌmī-krō-ˈsərj-rē, -ˈsər-jə-\

Definition of microsurgery 

: minute dissection or manipulation (as by a micromanipulator or laser beam) of living structures or tissue

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Other Words from microsurgery

microsurgical \-​ˈsər-​ji-​kəl \ adjective

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Bonawitz honed his skills and interest in difficult restorative microsurgeries through training and fellowships at the University of Rochester, the Medical College of Wisconsin, and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Marie Mccullough, Philly.com, "Cooper surgeon helped with one of the world's first genital transplants," 8 May 2018 Patricia's liver required an unusual amount of microsurgery to connect to her father's bile ducts and arteries. Lenny Bernstein, Washington Post, "Her obstetrician father brought her into the world. Last month, she saved his life.," 6 Jan. 2018 Name: Dr. Miguel A. Medina III New position: Director of microsurgery at Miami Cancer Institute, a part of Baptist Health South Florida. miamiherald, "Senior-level hires and promotions in South Florida for the week of May 29, 2017," 28 May 2017 Beyond cataract surgery, eye specialists perform a long list of procedures, like eyelid and retinal repairs, corneal grafts, and microsurgery involving tiny needles and thread that allow precise suturing of perforating wounds. Susan Jenks, New York Times, "Does Your Pet Need an Eye Doctor?," 6 June 2017 Name: Dr. Miguel A. Medina III New position: Director of microsurgery at Miami Cancer Institute, a part of Baptist Health South Florida. miamiherald, "Senior-level hires and promotions in South Florida for the week of May 29, 2017," 28 May 2017 Da Vinci, a robot nurse, is designed to assist with urological microsurgery. Momus, WIRED, "Robots Wrote This," 29 Aug. 2006

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First Known Use of microsurgery

1926, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of microsurgery was in 1926

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microsurgery

noun
mi·​cro·​sur·​gery | \ˌmī-krō-ˈsərj-(ə-)rē \
plural microsurgeries

Medical Definition of microsurgery 

: minute dissection or manipulation (as by a micromanipulator or laser beam) of living structures (as cells or tissues) for surgical or experimental purposes

Other Words from microsurgery

microsurgical \-​ˈsər-​ji-​kəl \ adjective
microsurgically \-​ji-​k(ə-​)lē \ adverb

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