surgical

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adjective sur·gi·cal \ˈsər-ji-kəl\

Definition of surgical

  1. 1a :  of or relating to surgeons or surgery surgical skillsb :  used in or in connection with surgery surgical gauzec :  following or resulting from surgery surgical fevers

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

surgically

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Examples of surgical in a Sentence

  1. The work was done with surgical precision.

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Origin and Etymology of surgical

surgeon + -ical


First Known Use: 1707



SURGICAL Defined for English Language Learners

surgical

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Definition of surgical for English Language Learners

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

  • : used during surgery

  • : resulting from a surgery


SURGICAL Defined for Kids

surgical

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adjective sur·gi·cal \ˈsər-ji-kəl\

Definition of surgical for Students

  1. :  of, relating to, or associated with surgery or surgeons surgical instruments


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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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