[ foh-toh-koh-ag-yuh-ley-shuhn ]
/ ˌfoʊ toʊ koʊˌæg yəˈleɪ ʃən /
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a surgical technique using an intense beam of light from a laser or a xenon-arc bulb to seal blood vessels or coagulate tissue, used primarily in ophthalmology to repair detached retinas or to treat certain kinds of retinopathy.
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OTHER WORDS FROM photocoagulationpho·to·co·ag·u·la·tive [foh-toh-koh-ag-yuh-ley-tiv, -luh-tiv], /ˌfoʊ toʊ koʊˈæg yəˌleɪ tɪv, -lə tɪv/, adjective
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Medical definitions for photocoagulation
[ fō′tō-kō-ăg′yə-lā′shən ]
Surgical coagulation of tissue by means of intense light energy, such as a laser, performed to destroy abnormal tissues or to form adhesive scars, especially in ophthalmology.
Other words from photocoagulationpho′to•co•ag′u•late′ v.
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