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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about vitrectomy

Statistics for vitrectomy

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for vitrectomy

The first known use of vitrectomy was in 1968

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for vitrectomy

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

Comments on vitrectomy

What made you want to look up vitrectomy? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to be made up of

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Where in the World? A Quiz

  • peter bruegel tower of babel painting
  • What language does pajama come from?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!