[ foh-toh-koh-ag-yuh-ley-shuh n ]
/ ˌfoʊ toʊ koʊˌæg yəˈleɪ ʃən /
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.
Words nearby photocoagulation
Origin of photocoagulation
1960–65; photo- + coagulation
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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Medicine 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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