[mahy-kroh-sur-juh-ree, mahy-kroh-sur-] /ˈmaɪ kroʊˌsɜr dʒə ri, ˌmaɪ kroʊˈsɜr-/
any of various surgical procedures performed under magnification and with small specialized instruments, permitting very delicate operations, as the reconnection of severed blood vessels and nerves.
intricate surgery performed on cells, tissues, etc, using a specially designed operating microscope and miniature precision instruments
1927, from micro- + surgery.
microsurgery mi·cro·sur·ger·y (mī’krō-sûr’jə-rē)
Surgery on minute body structures or cells performed with the aid of a microscope and other specialized instruments, such as a micromanipulator.
Surgery on tiny body structures or cells that is performed with the aid of a microscope and other specialized instruments, such as a laser.
[mahy-kruh-swich] /ˈmaɪ krəˌswɪtʃ/ noun 1. a highly sensitive used in automatic-control devices. /ˈmaɪkrəʊˌswɪtʃ/ noun 1. (electrical engineering) a switch that operates by small movements of a lever
microsuture mi·cro·su·ture (mī’krō-sōō’chər) n. Suture material having a tiny caliber and used in microsurgery.
microsyringe mi·cro·sy·ringe (mī’krō-sə-rĭnj’, -sēr’ĭnj) n. A hypodermic syringe having a micrometer screw attached to the piston, thus allowing accurately measured minute quantities of fluid to be injected.
hardware, storage /mi:’kroh-tayp/ Occasionally used to mean a DECtape, as opposed to a macrotape. Apparently the term “microtape” was actually the official term used within DEC for these tapes until someone coined the word “DECtape”, which, of course, sounded sexier to the marketroids. Another version of the story holds that someone discovered a conflict with […]