[ fak-oh-i-muhl-suh-fi-key-shuhn ]
/ ˌfæk oʊ ɪˌmʌl sə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən /
the removal of a cataract by first liquefying the affected lens with ultrasonic vibrations and then extracting it by suction.
BEAT THE DOLDRUMS WITH THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!
Question 1 of 7
What does “Indigenous” mean?
Words nearby phacoemulsification
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020
Medical definitions for phacoemulsification
[ făk′ō-ĭ-mŭl′sə-fĭ-kā′shən ]
Removal of a cataract by emulsifying the lens ultrasonically.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.