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surgical

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adjective sur·gi·cal \ˈsər-ji-kəl\

Simple Definition of surgical

  • : 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. 1a :  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. 2 :  characteristic of or resembling surgery or a surgeon especially in control or incisiveness <surgical precision>

sur·gi·cal·ly play \-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of surgical

  1. The work was done with surgical precision.



Origin of surgical

surgeon + -ical


First Known Use: 1770


Medical Dictionary

surgical

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adjective sur·gi·cal \ˈsər-ji-kəl\

Medical Definition of surgical

  1. 1:  of, relating to, or concerned with surgeons or surgery <surgical skill>

  2. 2:  requiring surgical treatment <a surgical appendix>

  3. 3:  used in or in connection with surgery <surgical gauze>

  4. 4:  following or resulting from surgery <surgical fevers>





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