Definition of microsurgery in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmīkrōˌsərjərē/


Intricate surgery performed using miniaturized instruments and a microscope.
Example sentences
  • But, they are being used now in microsurgery and plastic surgery, potentially in treatment of inflammation.
  • She completed a residency in plastic surgery at Stanford, and continued her studies in microsurgery under a fellowship at Davies Medical Center in San Francisco.
  • The trickiest part of the surgery involved microsurgery to separate the tiny nerves and arteries in their shared lower spine.



Pronunciation: /-ˈsərjən/
Example sentences
  • There is an experienced team of microsurgeons at the University of Cape Town and its teaching hospitals, of which the Red Cross Children's Hospital is one.
  • Ms K said that one of the surgeons in 1967 was a microsurgeon, and she indicated that ‘there are a lot of fellows walking around today who wouldn't be, if it weren't for his work.’
  • Zhong Wei Chen, an internationally famous microsurgeon, published the world's first hand reattachment in 1963; 41 years later the patient is still alive and working, his hand functioning well.


Pronunciation: /ˌmīkrōˈsərjək(ə)l/
Example sentences
  • Proponents of face transplants note that the microsurgical techniques used to transplant a hand are actually more complex than those that would be needed to attach a face.
  • A whole-mount preparation was made in each specimen using fine-pointed forceps, microsurgical scissors, and a dissection microscope.
  • It will provide an overview of microsurgical technique or minimally invasive surgery currently used to treat sciatica and other similar pain syndromes related to spinal disc disease in an ambulatory surgery setting.

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Syllabification: mi·cro·sur·ger·y

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