neu·​ro·​sur·​gery | \ ˌnu̇r-ō-ˈsər-jə-rē How to pronounce neurosurgery (audio) , -ˈsərj-rē, ˌnyu̇r- \

Definition of neurosurgery

: surgery of nervous structures (such as nerves, the brain, or the spinal cord)

Other Words from neurosurgery

neurosurgeon \ ˌnu̇r-​ō-​ˈsər-​jən How to pronounce neurosurgery (audio) , ˌnyu̇r-​ \ noun
neurosurgical \ ˌnu̇r-​ō-​ˈsər-​ji-​kəl How to pronounce neurosurgery (audio) , ˌnyu̇r-​ \ adjective

Examples of neurosurgery in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His doctor, Dimitri Sigounas, an associate professor of neurosurgery at George Washington University School of Medicine, said the stroke was due to a small venous bleed in his head. Meagan Flynn, Washington Post, 8 June 2022 Pilitsis is currently division chief of functional neurosurgery and chair and professor of the basic neuroscience department at Albany Medical College in New York. Cindy Kent,, 6 Dec. 2021 The six-story Weill Neurosciences Building was designed explicitly to provide a place where scientists and clinicians in neurology, neurosurgery and psychiatry could connect and accelerate their research. Aidin Vaziri, San Francisco Chronicle, 28 Oct. 2021 Rolle was the first to enter the room, with his other neurosurgery colleagues close behind. Scooby Axson, USA TODAY, 18 May 2022 Adewumi signed on in March 2018 to lead neurosurgery services at Wellstar Cobb Hospital in Austell, Georgia. NBC News, 3 May 2022 Adewumi signed on in March 2018 to lead neurosurgery services at Wellstar Cobb Hospital in Austell, Georgia. Kate Brumback, ajc, 1 May 2022 After Arroyave and her husband Edwin Arroyave welcomed Dove in February 2020, the little girl struggled with serious health issues and required neurosurgery and a cranial helmet to aid in reshaping and recovery. Hattie Lindert,, 12 Apr. 2022 Right now, big academic centers, big neurosurgery, neuroscience centers are able to get micro catheters into the brain. Jennifer Maas, Variety, 24 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of neurosurgery

1904, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for neurosurgery

neuro- + surgery

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“Neurosurgery.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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neu·​ro·​sur·​gery | \ -ˈsərj-(ə-)rē How to pronounce neurosurgery (audio) \
plural neurosurgeries

Medical Definition of neurosurgery

: surgery of nervous structures (as nerves, the brain, or the spinal cord)

Other Words from neurosurgery

neurosurgical \ -​ˈsər-​ji-​kəl How to pronounce neurosurgery (audio) \ adjective
neurosurgically \ -​ji-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce neurosurgery (audio) \ adverb

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