[ noo r-oh-sur-juh-ree, nyoo r- ]
/ ˌnʊər oʊˈsɜr dʒə ri, ˌnyʊər- /


surgery of the brain or other nerve tissue.

Origin of neurosurgery

First recorded in 1900–05; neuro- + surgery

OTHER WORDS FROM neurosurgery

neu·ro·sur·geon [noo r-oh-sur-juh n, nyoo r-] /ˌnʊər oʊˈsɜr dʒən, ˌnyʊər-/, nounneu·ro·sur·gi·cal, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for neurosurgeon

/ (ˌnjʊərəʊˈsɜːdʒərɪ) /


the branch of surgery concerned with the nervous system

Derived forms of neurosurgery

neurosurgeon, nounneurosurgical, adjectiveneurosurgically, adverb
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Medical definitions for neurosurgeon

[ nur′ō-sûrjə-rē ]


Surgery on any part of the nervous system.

Other words from neurosurgery

neu′ro•surgeon (-jən) n.neu′ro•surgi•cal (-jĭ-kəl) adj.
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Scientific definitions for neurosurgeon

[ nur′ō-sûrjə-rē ]

Surgery on any part of the nervous system, such as the brain or spinal cord.
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