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[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.


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