extracapsular

adjective
ex·​tra·​cap·​su·​lar | \ -ˈkap-sə-lər, especially British -ˈkap-syu̇-lər How to pronounce extracapsular (audio) \

Medical Definition of extracapsular

1 : situated outside a capsule
2 of a cataract operation : involving removal of the front part of the capsule and the central part of the lens — compare intracapsular sense 2

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“Extracapsular.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/extracapsular. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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