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surgery

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noun sur·gery \ˈsərj-(ə-)rē\

Medical Definition of surgery

plural surgeries

  1. 1:  a branch of medicine concerned with diseases and conditions requiring or amenable to operative or manual procedures

  2. 2aBritish :  a physician's or dentist's officeb:  a room or area where surgery is performed

  3. 3a:  the work done by a surgeonb:  operation





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