surgery

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noun sur·gery \ˈsərj-rē, ˈsər-jə-\

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. 2 :  alterations made as if by surgery literary surgery

  3. 3a British :  a physician's or dentist's officeb :  a room or area where surgery is performed

  4. 4a :  the work done by a surgeonb :  operation

Examples of surgery in a Sentence

  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.

Recent Examples of surgery from the Web

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Origin and Etymology 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



SURGERY Defined for English Language Learners

surgery

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Definition of surgery for English Language Learners

  • : 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


SURGERY Defined for Kids

surgery

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noun sur·gery \ˈsər-jə-rē\

Definition of surgery for Students

plural

surgeries

  1. :  medical treatment (as of disease, injury, or physical abnormality) that involves cutting into the body usually to expose internal parts She had surgery to remove her appendix.


Medical Dictionary

surgery

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noun sur·gery \ˈsərj-(ə-)rē\

Medical Definition of surgery

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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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