phacoemulsification

noun
phaco·​emul·​si·​fi·​ca·​tion
variants: also phakoemulsification \ ˌfak-​ō-​i-​ˌməl-​sə-​fə-​ˈkā-​shən How to pronounce phakoemulsification (audio) \

Medical Definition of phacoemulsification

: a cataract operation in which the diseased lens is reduced to a liquid by ultrasonic vibrations and drained out of the eye

Other Words from phacoemulsification

phacoemulsifier \ -​ˈməl-​sə-​ˌfī(-​ə)r How to pronounce phacoemulsifier (audio) \ noun

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“Phacoemulsification.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/phacoemulsification. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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