operating table


: a special table in an operating room that a person lies on while having an operation

Examples of operating table in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Montgomery, who has performed thousands of transplants, walked up to the operating table and gently lowered the organ into Primavera's abdomen. Tanya Lewis, Scientific American, 17 Oct. 2023 In 11th grade, while peers prepared college essays and picked out prom outfits, Alfa was on the operating table getting brain surgery due to SCD complications. Essence, 25 Sep. 2023 One surgeon, whom The Post is identifying only by his first name of Wai because of concern for his safety, said several children died before making it to his operating table. Rebecca Tan and Cape Diamond, Anchorage Daily News, 4 Aug. 2023 The people on his operating table kept getting younger. Amit Katwala, WIRED, 22 Aug. 2023 Speaking on The Late Late Show with James Corden in 2017, Foley shared a photo of his wife – in costume as Dr. Minnick – beside a bust of his head on the operating table. Zoey Lyttle, Peoplemag, 14 July 2023 Still supine on the operating table, Fisher was woken by a team of doctors eager to hear from him. Zachary Siegel, Harper's Magazine, 11 Aug. 2022 The doctor pictured at the operating table was now almost unrecognizable to him. Euan Ward, New York Times, 8 July 2023 The heart monitor beeped rhythmically as Dr. Kyle Eberlin approached the operating table at Massachusetts General Hospital one morning in April. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 1 July 2023 See More

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“Operating table.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/operating%20table. Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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