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Definition of "photocoagulation" []

  • Surgical coagulation of tissue by means of intense light energy, such as a laser beam, performed to destroy abnormal tissues or to form adhesive scars, especially in ophthalmology. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "photocoagulation" in a sentence
  • "Minimally invasive fetal surgery including fetoscopic laser photocoagulation, radio frequency ablation and/or bipolar cord coagulation, and thoracoamniotic and vesicoamniotic shunting"
  • "Because of the progression of findings characteristic of twin-twin transfusion syndrome despite amnioreduction therapy, she was offered selective laser photocoagulation treatment."
  • "Selective laser photocoagulation of placental communicating vessels"