ra·​dio·​sur·​gery | \ ˌrā-dē-ō-ˈsərj-rē How to pronounce radiosurgery (audio) , -ˈsər-jə-rē \

Definition of radiosurgery

: surgery using precisely targeted radiation to destroy tissue without cutting

Examples of radiosurgery in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Research Medical is not the only local institution that offers stereotactic radiosurgery, though. Andy Marso,, "Research Medical unveils $3 million upgrade for radiation alternative to brain surgery," 23 June 2017 The University of Kansas Health System performs advanced radiosurgery with a device called the Novalis Tx, and the Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at Menorah Medical Center uses a device called CyberKnife. Andy Marso,, "Research Medical unveils $3 million upgrade for radiation alternative to brain surgery," 23 June 2017

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First Known Use of radiosurgery

1933, in the meaning defined above

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“Radiosurgery.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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ra·​dio·​sur·​gery | \ -ˈsərj-(ə-)rē How to pronounce radiosurgery (audio) \
plural radiosurgeries

Medical Definition of radiosurgery

1 : surgery by means of a radio knife

Other Words from radiosurgery

radiosurgical \ -​ˈsər-​ji-​kəl How to pronounce radiosurgery (audio) \ adjective

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