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neurosurgery

[noo r-oh-sur-juh-ree, nyoo r-] /ˌnʊər oʊˈsɜr dʒə ri, ˌnyʊər-/
noun
1.
surgery of the brain or other nerve tissue.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; neuro- + surgery
Related forms
neurosurgeon
[noo r-oh-sur-juh n, nyoo r-] /ˌnʊər oʊˈsɜr dʒən, ˌnyʊər-/ (Show IPA),
noun
neurosurgical, adjective
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  • After an hour, the neurosurgery team finished up, not entirely sure whether they had obtained a viable sample.
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  • 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

neurosurgery

/ˌnjʊərəʊˈsɜːdʒərɪ/
noun
1.
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'-)
n.
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
neurosurgery
  (nr'ō-sûr'jə-rē)   
Surgery on any part of the nervous system, such as the brain or spinal cord.
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