Definition of surgical
surgicallyplay \-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
Examples of surgical in a Sentence
The work was done with surgical precision.
Recent Examples of surgical from the Web
Her illness and surgical treatment had left Nicole with scars on her stomach and neck.
Similar experiments elsewhere in the country show better outcomes at a lower cost for joint replacement, post-surgical care, and over-all population health.
Additional research in 2006 published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine, found a fourfold increase in risk for having a surgical history, when throwing more than 80 pitches per game.
A few organizations are using medical data to try to compare the surgical outcomes of individual doctors.
No Texan looks forward to visiting a surgical center or emergency room.
In addition to his surgical skills, Najafi was a renowned teacher.
As the weather gets warmer, the risk of developing an infection at the site of a surgical wound increases, a new study reports.
The blow-up is big enough to give surgical teams plenty of elbow room, and the rubber walls are easy to scrub.
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Origin and Etymology of surgical
surgeon + -ical
First Known Use: 1707
SURGICAL Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of surgical for Students
: of, relating to, or associated with surgery or surgeons surgical instruments
Medical Definition of surgical
1: of, relating to, or concerned with surgeons or surgery surgical skill
2: requiring surgical treatment a surgical appendix
3: used in or in connection with surgery surgical gauze
4: following or resulting from surgery surgical fevers
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