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Pronunciation: ster'e-o-tak'se

Definition: A precise method of identifying nonvisualized anatomic structures by use of three-dimensional coordinates; more frequently used for brain and spinal surgery.

Synonym(s): stereotactic surgery, stereotaxic surgery, stereotaxis3

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