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1. surgery, injection, dissection, or other techniques done with micromanipulators.
2. in male factor infertility, the processing of gametes, as by partial removal of the zona pellucida or direct injection of sperm into the egg, in order to increase the possibility of fertilization.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
Dissection, teasing, stimulation, etc., under the microscope, of minute structures; for example, tissue cells or unicellular organisms.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
Dissection, stimulation, and other mechanical operations performed on minute structures under the microscope.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012