Definition of stereotaxis in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌstɛrɪə(ʊ)ˈtaksɪs/
(also stereotaxy /ˌstɛrɪə(ʊ)ˈtaksi/ /ˌstɪərɪə(ʊ)ˈtaksi/)


[mass noun]
The use of stereotactic instruments or devices in surgery or research.
Example sentences
  • The patient underwent a right frontal craniotomy with transfrontal resection of the lesion using wand frameless stereotaxy.
  • Neurosurgeons long have used image guidance systems, such as fluoroscopy, ultrasound, and, more recently, three-dimensional stereotaxy, to achieve maximum resection while preserving normal brain tissue and function.
  • In neurosurgery, how ever, equally important have been advances in stereotaxy and image guidance.


Late 19th century: from stereo- three-dimensional + Greek taxis 'orientation'.

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