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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 properly
Translations of “spare-part surgery”
in Chinese (Traditional) 器官移植手術…
in Chinese (Simplified) 器官移植手术…
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