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[noo r-oh-sur-juh-ree, nyoo r-]
  1. surgery of the brain or other nerve tissue.
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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
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British Dictionary definitions for neurosurgery


  1. the branch of surgery concerned with the nervous system
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Derived Formsneurosurgeon, nounneurosurgical, adjectiveneurosurgically, adverb
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neurosurgery in Medicine


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


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