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neurosurgery

[ noor-oh-sur-juh-ree, nyoor- ]
/ ˌnʊər oʊˈsɜr dʒə ri, ˌnyʊər- /
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noun
surgery of the brain or other nerve tissue.
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Origin of neurosurgery

First recorded in 1900–05; neuro- + surgery

OTHER WORDS FROM neurosurgery

neu·ro·sur·geon [noor-oh-sur-juhn, nyoor-], /ˌnʊər oʊˈsɜr dʒən, ˌnyʊər-/, nounneu·ro·sur·gi·cal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for neurosurgery

neurosurgery
/ (ˌnjʊərəʊˈsɜːdʒərɪ) /

noun
the branch of surgery concerned with the nervous system

Derived forms of neurosurgery

neurosurgeon, nounneurosurgical, adjectiveneurosurgically, adverb
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Scientific definitions for neurosurgery

neurosurgery
[ nur′ō-sûrjə-rē ]

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