Vitrectomy definition

vĭ-trĕktə-mē
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Surgical removal of the vitreous humor from the eyeball.
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Surgical removal of the vitreous humor from the eyeball.
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(surgery) The surgical removal of some or all of the vitreous humour from the eye.
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Noun

Singular:
vitrectomy
Plural:
vitrectomies

Origin of vitrectomy

  • vitr(eous) –ectomy

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From vitreous + -ectomy

    From Wiktionary