- 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
n.1927, from micro- + surgery. n.
- 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.