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microsurgery

[mahy-kroh-sur-juh-ree, mahy-kroh-sur-]
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noun
  1. any of various surgical procedures performed under magnification and with small specialized instruments, permitting very delicate operations, as the reconnection of severed blood vessels and nerves.
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Origin of microsurgery

First recorded in 1925–30; micro- + surgery
Related formsmi·cro·sur·gi·cal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for microsurgery

microsurgery

noun
  1. intricate surgery performed on cells, tissues, etc, using a specially designed operating microscope and miniature precision instruments
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Derived Formsmicrosurgical, adjective
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Word Origin and History for microsurgery

n.

1927, from micro- + surgery.

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microsurgery in Medicine

microsurgery

(mī′krō-sûrjə-rē)
n.
  1. Surgery on minute body structures or cells performed with the aid of a microscope and other specialized instruments, such as a micromanipulator.
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microsurgery in Science

microsurgery

[mī′krō-sûrjə-rē]
  1. Surgery on tiny body structures or cells that is performed with the aid of a microscope and other specialized instruments, such as a laser.
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