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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.
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 neurosurgery
  • After an hour, the neurosurgery team finished up, not entirely sure whether they had obtained a viable sample.
  • Economics now is somewhere between leeches and neurosurgery.
  • The education that is required for neurosurgery and other kinds of knowledge work can be acquired only through formal schooling.
  • If that's an inconvenience, swallow a nano-robot that can perform neurosurgery.
  • If you see bleeding stop when you are doing neurosurgery, that usually means that the animal you are working on has.
  • Despite the horrific consequences of this crude form of neurosurgery, there was a kernel of scientific merit to lobotomies.
  • We are eternally grateful for his services to pediatric neurosurgery, as his legacy will continue to benefit patients.
  • My grandfather was the first professor of neurosurgery in the world.
  • Officials earlier said he suffered from a malignant brain tumor for which he underwent neurosurgery.
British Dictionary definitions for neurosurgery


the branch of surgery concerned with the nervous system
Derived Forms
neurosurgeon, noun
neurosurgical, adjective
neurosurgically, adverb
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neurosurgery 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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neurosurgery in Science
Surgery on any part of the nervous system, such as the brain or spinal cord.
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