op·​er·​a·​to·​ry ˈäp-(ə-)rə-ˌtōr-ē, -ˌtȯr- How to pronounce operatory (audio)
plural operatories
: a working space (as of a dentist or surgeon) : surgery

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“Operatory.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/operatory. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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