Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

The Word of the Year is...

phakoemulsification

[fak-oh-i-muhl-suh-fi-key-shuh n] /ˌfæk oʊ ɪˌmʌl sə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən/
noun
1.

phacoemulsification

or phakoemulsification

[fak-oh-i-muhl-suh-fi-key-shuh n] /ˌfæk oʊ ɪˌmʌl sə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən/
noun, Surgery.
1.
the removal of a cataract by first liquefying the affected lens with ultrasonic vibrations and then extracting it by suction.
Origin of phacoemulsification
phaco- (< Greek phako-, combining form of phakós lentil; see lens) + emulsification
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
Cite This Source
phakoemulsification in Medicine

phacoemulsification phac·o·e·mul·si·fi·ca·tion (fāk'ō-ĭ-mŭl'sə-fĭ-kā'shən)
n.
Removal of a cataract by emulsifying the lens ultrasonically.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for phakoemulsification

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for phakoemulsification

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for phakoemulsification