[noo r-oh-sur-juh-ree, nyoo r-]


surgery of the brain or other nerve tissue.

Origin of neurosurgery

First recorded in 1900–05; neuro- + surgery
Related formsneu·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. 2019

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  • The neurosurgeon rubbed the back of his hand across his forehead and looked steadily into the eyes of the big man.

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    Gordon Randall Garrett

British Dictionary definitions for neurosurgeon



the branch of surgery concerned with the nervous system
Derived Formsneurosurgeon, nounneurosurgical, adjectiveneurosurgically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for neurosurgeon

also neuro-surgeon, 1887, from neuro- + surgeon. Related: Neurosurgery; neurosurgical.

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neurosurgeon in Medicine




Surgery on any part of the nervous system.
Related formsneu′ro•surgeon (-jən) n.neu′ro•surgi•cal (-jĭ-kəl) adj.
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neurosurgeon in Science



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