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Medical Term:

vitrectomy

Pronunciation: vi-trek'to-me

Definition: Removal of the vitreous by means of an instrument that simultaneously removes vitreous by suction and cutting, and replaces it with saline or some other fluid.

[vitreous + G. ektome, excision]

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