neurosurgery

noun neu·ro·sur·gery \ ˌnu̇r-ō-ˈsər-jə-rē , -ˈsərj-rē , ˌnyu̇r- \
|Updated on: 18 Jun 2018

Definition of neurosurgery

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

neurosurgeon

play \ˌnu̇r-ō-ˈsər-jən, ˌnyu̇r-\ noun

neurosurgical

play \ˌnu̇r-ō-ˈsər-ji-kəl, ˌnyu̇r-\ adjective

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neurosurgery

noun neu·ro·sur·gery \ -ˈsərj-(ə-)rē \

medical Definition of neurosurgery

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

neurosurgical

play \-ˈsər-ji-kəl\ adjective

neurosurgically

play \-ji-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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