microsurgery

[mahy-kroh-sur-juh-ree, mahy-kroh-sur-]
noun
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.

Origin:
1925–30; micro- + surgery

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

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microsurgery
1927, from micro- + surgery.
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microsurgery mi·cro·sur·ger·y (mī'krō-sûr'jə-rē)
n.
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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One of the biggest innovations has been the introduction of microsurgery.
Newer techniques in microsurgery have made such injuries far less likely, he said, and greatly increased success rates.
In some cases, blood vessels and nerves are repaired with microsurgery.
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