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definition of the word surgery

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From Old French surgerie, contracted form of cirurgie, from Latin chirurgia, from Ancient Greek χειρουργία, from χείρ "hand" + έργον "work".



surgery (plural surgeries)

  1. (medicine) A procedure involving major incisions to remove, repair, or replace a part of a body.
    Many times surgery is necessary to prevent cancer from spreading.
  2. (medicine) The medical specialty related to the performance of surgical procedures.
  3. An room or department where surgery is performed.
    I would discuss hospital policy to you more, but I’m wanted in surgery.
  4. (UK) A doctor's consulting room.
    I dropped in on the surgery as I was passing to pick up my prescription.
  5. (UK) Any arrangement where people arrive and wait for an interview with certain people, similar to a doctor's surgery.
    Our MP will be holding a surgery in the village hall on Tuesday.

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