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surgical

adjective sur·gi·cal \ˈsər-ji-kəl\

: of or relating to the process of performing a medical operation : of or relating to surgery

: used during surgery

: resulting from a surgery

Full Definition of SURGICAL

1
a :  of or relating to surgeons or surgery <surgical skills>
b :  used in or in connection with surgery <surgical gauze>
c :  following or resulting from surgery <surgical fevers>
2
:  characteristic of or resembling surgery or a surgeon especially in control or incisiveness <surgical precision>
sur·gi·cal·ly \-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
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Examples of SURGICAL

  1. The work was done with surgical precision.

Origin of SURGICAL

surgeon + -ical
First Known Use: 1770
SURGICAL Defined for Kids

surgical

adjective sur·gi·cal \ˈsər-ji-kəl\

Definition of SURGICAL for Kids

:  of, relating to, or associated with surgery or surgeons <surgical instruments>
Medical Dictionary

surgical

adjective sur·gi·cal \ˈsər-ji-kəl\

Medical Definition of SURGICAL

1
:  of, relating to, or concerned with surgeons or surgery <surgical skill>
2
:  requiring surgical treatment <a surgical appendix>
3
:  used in or in connection with surgery <surgical gauze>
4
:  following or resulting from surgery <surgical fevers>

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