photocoagulation

noun

pho·​to·​co·​ag·​u·​la·​tion ˌfō-tə-kō-ˌa-gyə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce photocoagulation (audio)
: a surgical process of coagulating tissue by means of a precisely oriented high-energy light source (such as a laser)

Examples of photocoagulation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Milder versions of laser photocoagulation: This type of procedure targets the ciliary body and stops it from producing so much fluid. Amy Marturana Winderl, Cpt, Health, 25 Nov. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1958, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of photocoagulation was in 1958

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“Photocoagulation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/photocoagulation. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

photocoagulation

noun
pho·​to·​co·​ag·​u·​la·​tion -kō-ˌag-yə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce photocoagulation (audio)
: a surgical process of coagulating tissue by means of a precisely oriented high-energy light source (as a laser beam)

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