vitrectomy

noun vit·rec·to·my \ və-ˈtrek-tə-mē \

Definition of vitrectomy

plural vitrectomies
: surgical removal of all or part of the vitreous humor

Origin and Etymology of vitrectomy

vitreous humor + -ectomy


Medical Dictionary

vitrectomy

noun vit·rec·to·my \ və-ˈtrek-tə-mē \

medical Definition of vitrectomy

plural vitrectomies
: surgical removal of all or part of the vitreous body

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