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vitrectomy

[vi-trek-tuh-mee] /vɪˈtrɛk tə mi/
noun, plural vitrectomies.
1.
the microsurgical procedure of removing the vitreous humor and replacing it with saline solution, performed to improve vision that has been impaired by opacities.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70; vitr(eous humor) + -ectomy
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vitrectomy in Medicine

vitrectomy vit·rec·to·my (vĭ-trěk'tə-mē)
n.
Surgical removal of the vitreous humor from the eyeball.

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