vitrectomy

noun
vit·​rec·​to·​my | \və-ˈtrek-tə-mē \
plural vitrectomies

Definition of vitrectomy 

: surgical removal of all or part of the vitreous humor

First Known Use of vitrectomy

1968, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for vitrectomy

vitreous humor + -ectomy

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vitrectomy

noun
vit·​rec·​to·​my | \və-ˈtrek-tə-mē \
plural vitrectomies

Medical Definition of vitrectomy 

: surgical removal of all or part of the vitreous body

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