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Meaning of phacoemulsification

phac•o•e•mul•si•fi•ca•tion

Pronunciation: (fak"ō-i-mul"su-fi-kā'shun), [key]
— n. Surg.
  1. the removal of a cataract by first liquefying the affected lens with ultrasonic vibrations and then extracting it by suction.
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