phacoemulsification

or phak·o·e·mul·si·fi·ca·tion

[ fak-oh-i-muhl-suh-fi-key-shuhn ]
/ ˌfæk oʊ ɪˌmʌl sə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən /

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 phakós “lentil”; see lens) + emulsification
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Medical definitions for phacoemulsification

phacoemulsification
[ făk′ō-ĭ-mŭl′sə-fĭ-kāshən ]

n.

Removal of a cataract by emulsifying the lens ultrasonically.
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