[mahy-kroh-sur-juh-ree, mahy-kroh-sur-]
any of various surgical procedures performed under magnification and with small specialized instruments, permitting very delicate operations, as the reconnection of severed blood vessels and nerves.

1925–30; micro- + surgery

microsurgical, adjective
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microsurgery (ˌmaɪkrəʊˈsɜːdʒərɪ)
intricate surgery performed on cells, tissues, etc, using a specially designed operating microscope and miniature precision instruments

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1927, from micro- + surgery.
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microsurgery mi·cro·sur·ger·y (mī'krō-sûr'jə-rē)
Surgery on minute body structures or cells performed with the aid of a microscope and other specialized instruments, such as a micromanipulator.

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microsurgery   (mī'krō-sûr'jə-rē)  Pronunciation Key 
Surgery on tiny body structures or cells that is performed with the aid of a microscope and other specialized instruments, such as a laser.
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