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English definition of “spare-part surgery”

spare-part surgery

noun [U] uk   /ˌspeəˈpɑːtˌsɜː.dʒər.i/ us    /ˌsperˈpɑːrtˌsɝː.dʒɚ-/ UK (US organ transplant surgery)
the process of taking a healthy organ such as a heart or lung from a person who has just died and putting it into a living person to replace an organ that is not working properlySurgery
(Definition of spare-part surgery from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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