vitrectomy

noun
vit·​rec·​to·​my | \ və-ˈtrek-tə-mē How to pronounce vitrectomy (audio) \
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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vitrectomy. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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vitrectomy

noun
vit·​rec·​to·​my | \ və-ˈtrek-tə-mē How to pronounce vitrectomy (audio) \
plural vitrectomies

Medical Definition of vitrectomy

: surgical removal of all or part of the vitreous body

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