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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Surgery on minute body structures or cells performed with the aid of a microscope and other specialized instruments, such as a micromanipulator.

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  • adjective Relating to techniques of surgery on very small or delicate parts of the body.
  • noun Surgical procedures that are very small.

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  • noun surgery using operating microscopes and miniaturized precision instruments to perform intricate procedures on very small structures

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