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phacoemulsification

or phak路o路e路mul路si路fi路ca路tion

[ fak-oh-i-muhl-suh-fi-key-shuhn ]
/ 藢f忙k o蕣 瑟藢m蕦l s蓹 f瑟藞ke瑟 蕛蓹n /
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noun Surgery.
the removal of a cataract by first liquefying the affected lens with ultrasonic vibrations and then extracting it by suction.
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Origin of phacoemulsification

phaco- (<Greek phako-, combining form of phak贸s 鈥渓entil鈥; see lens) + emulsification
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Medical definitions for phacoemulsification

phacoemulsification
[ f膬k鈥才-沫-m怒l鈥瞫蓹-f沫-k膩sh蓹n ]

n.
Removal of a cataract by emulsifying the lens ultrasonically.
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