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surgery

noun sur·gery \ˈsərj-rē, ˈsər-jə-\

: medical treatment in which a doctor cuts into someone's body in order to repair or remove damaged or diseased parts ( chiefly US )

: the area in a hospital where surgery is performed

: a place where a doctor or dentist treats people

plural sur·ger·ies

Full Definition of SURGERY

1
:  a branch of medicine concerned with diseases and conditions requiring or amenable to operative or manual procedures
2
:  alterations made as if by surgery <literary surgery>
3
a British :  a physician's or dentist's office
b :  a room or area where surgery is performed
4
a :  the work done by a surgeon
b :  operation

Examples of SURGERY

  1. He's a specialist in brain surgery.
  2. The doctor has recommended surgery.
  3. He has recently undergone surgery on his shoulder.
  4. a doctor who has performed many surgeries
  5. The patient was taken directly to surgery.

Origin of SURGERY

Middle English surgerie, from Anglo-French cirurgerie, surgerie, from Latin chirurgia, from Greek cheirourgia, from cheirourgos surgeon, from cheirourgos doing by hand, from cheir hand + ergon work — more at chir-, work
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Medicine Terms

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Rhymes with SURGERY

surgery

noun sur·gery \ˈsərj-(ə-)rē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural sur·ger·ies

Medical Definition of SURGERY

1
:  a branch of medicine concerned with diseases and conditions requiring or amenable to operative or manual procedures
2
a British :  a physician's or dentist's office b :  a room or area where surgery is performed
3
a :  the work done by a surgeon b :  operation

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