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[noo r-oh-sur-juh-ree, nyoo r-] /ˌnʊər oʊˈsɜr dʒə ri, ˌnyʊər-/
surgery of the brain or other nerve tissue.
Origin of neurosurgery
1900-05; neuro- + surgery
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[noo r-oh-sur-juh n, nyoo r-] /ˌnʊər oʊˈsɜr dʒən, ˌnyʊər-/ (Show IPA),
neurosurgical, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for neurosurgeon
  • My neurosurgeon says they took a relatively benign path and so he's going to leave them there.
  • We treat all procedures as if they require the expertise of a neurosurgeon.
  • In one case, a neurosurgeon who made ten phone calls during an operation caused partial paralysis in a patient.
  • The neurosurgeon's performance capacity rests on formal education and theoretical knowledge.
  • Better to be portrayed as an uncool neurosurgeon than be portrayed as an addlebrained, lazy miscreant.
  • To get the thought experiment going, hire a neurosurgeon to open your skull.
  • Each has to be handcrafted, then carefully inserted into the brain by a neurosurgeon.
  • Not one orthopedist nor one neurosurgeon in my acquaintance really understands the math used in statistical papers.
  • The neurosurgeon examines treats and provides consultative, care and is committed to meeting the needs of the mid-south veterans.
British Dictionary definitions for neurosurgeon


the branch of surgery concerned with the nervous system
Derived Forms
neurosurgeon, noun
neurosurgical, adjective
neurosurgically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for neurosurgeon

also neuro-surgeon, 1887, from neuro- + surgeon. Related: Neurosurgery; neurosurgical.

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neurosurgeon in Medicine

neurosurgery neu·ro·sur·ger·y (nur'ō-sûr'jə-rē, nyur'-)
Surgery on any part of the nervous system.

neu'ro·sur'geon (-jən) n.
neu'ro·sur'gi·cal (-jĭ-kəl) adj.
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neurosurgeon in Science
Surgery on any part of the nervous system, such as the brain or spinal cord.
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