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microsurgery

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