from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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


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  • Incredible what they can do with microsurgery nowadays.

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  • Both surgeries failed because microsurgery to reattach blood vessels broke down.

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  • These were grafted by microsurgery to what remained of the patient's own face and the blood supply reconnected.

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  • Intuition leads to the flat earth society and bloodletting; experiments lead to men on the moon and microsurgery.

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  • He charged that such prejudice has been promoted "for decades, despite breathtaking advances in fetal medicine including microsurgery and disease mitigation underscoring the fact that an unborn child is often a patient in need of care, just like anyone else,...."

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  • And, in microsurgery, a doctor might focus on the artery he or she is trying to repair rather than the precise movement of his or her fingers and hands.


  • For a fertility specialist who treats men, find out whether the doctor is board-certified in urology and whether the doctor completed a fellowship in male reproductive medicine and microsurgery.

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  • If the antisperm antibodies are due to a blockage, microsurgery to correct the blockage can reduce the antibodies.

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