microsurgery

[ mahy-kroh-sur-juh-ree, mahy-kroh-sur- ]
/ ˈmaɪ kroʊˌsɜr dʒə ri, ˌmaɪ kroʊˈsɜr- /

noun

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.

Origin of microsurgery

First recorded in 1925–30; micro- + surgery

OTHER WORDS FROM microsurgery

mi·cro·sur·gi·cal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for microsurgery

microsurgery
/ (ˌmaɪkrəʊˈsɜːdʒərɪ) /

noun

intricate surgery performed on cells, tissues, etc, using a specially designed operating microscope and miniature precision instruments

Derived forms of microsurgery

microsurgical, adjective
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Medicine definitions for microsurgery

microsurgery
[ mī′krō-sûrjə-rē ]

n.

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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Science definitions for microsurgery

microsurgery
[ mī′krō-sûrjə-rē ]

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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