Surgery meaning

sûrjə-rē
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Surgery is a branch of medicine that solves health problems by operating on the body, or the process of having an operation, or is a location where such an operation is performed.

A doctor who learns how to cut people open to remove their tonsils is an example of a doctor specializing in surgery.

An operation in which a doctor cuts you open and removes your tonsils is an example of a surgery.

The place where you go to have an operation is an example of a surgery.

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An operating room or a laboratory of a surgeon or of a hospital's surgical staff.

How long has the patient been in surgery?

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The branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of injury, deformity, and disease by the use of instruments.
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The branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of injury, deformity, and disease by the use of instruments.
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The operating room of a surgeon or hospital.
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An operating room or a laboratory of a surgeon or of a hospital's surgical staff.

How long has the patient been in surgery?

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(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.

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(medicine) The medical specialty related to the performance of surgical procedures.
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A room or department where surgery is performed.

I'd discuss this further with you, but I'm wanted in surgery.

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(brit.) A doctor's office.
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(UK) A doctor's consulting room.

I dropped in on the surgery as I was passing to show the doctor my hemorrhoids.

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(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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(finance, bankruptcy, slang) A pre-packaged bankruptcy or "quick bankruptcy".
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(topology) The production of a manifold by removing parts of one manifold and replacing them with corresponding parts of others.
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Origin of surgery

  • Middle English surgerie from Old French alteration of cirurgerie from cirurgie from Latin chīrūrgia from Greek kheirourgiā from kheirourgos working by hand kheir hand ghes- in Indo-European roots ergon work werg- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French surgerie, contracted form of cirurgie, from Latin chirurgia, from Ancient Greek χειρουργία (kheirourgia), from χείρ (kheir, “hand") + ἔργον (ergon, “work").

    From Wiktionary