- the art, practice, or work of treating diseases, injuries, or deformities by manual or operative procedures.
- the branch of medicine concerned with such treatment.
- treatment, as an operation, performed by a surgeon.
- a room or place for surgical operations.
- British. a doctor's or dentist's office or office hours.
Origin of surgery
Examples from the Web for surgery
When the father arrived at the hospital, he was told that Andrew Dossi was in surgery, but the wounds were not life-threatening.Shot Down During the NYPD Slowdown
January 7, 2015
“As far as we were aware, and as far as the surgeon was aware, the surgery was a go,” Shaheen sighs.The Insurance Company Promised a Gender Reassignment. Then They Made a Mistake.
December 29, 2014
As I sign the forms to be admitted to have surgery the next day, I ask my husband the date.You’re Never ‘Cured’ of an Eating Disorder
December 20, 2014
I feel sorry because (patients) got the surgery with improper devices, so they might suffer from it.Patients Screwed in Spine Surgery ‘Scam’
The Center for Investigative Reporting
November 3, 2014
Before my father had his surgery, my brother wanted to get down all the stories about his Kansas City childhood.Those Kansas City Blues: A Family History
October 24, 2014
Even the most jealous of that most jealous of professions, surgery, had to admit that he got results.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
If there be any,” says he, “it is beyond the reach of surgery.The Book of Khalid
They gave him every assistance that medicine and surgery could afford.The Phantom World
There was no doctor near, nor anyone who knew anything of surgery.The Last Voyage
Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
My two years at lectures had not been passed in vain, and surgery had been my hobby.
- the branch of medicine concerned with treating disease, injuries, etc, by means of manual or operative procedures, esp by incision into the body
- the performance of such procedures by a surgeon
- British a place where a doctor, dentist, etc, can be consulted
- British an occasion when an MP, lawyer, etc, is available for consultation
- US and Canadian an operating theatre where surgical operations are performed
Word Origin and History for surgery
c.1300, from Old French surgerie, contraction of serurgerie, from Late Latin chirurgia (see surgeon).
- The branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of injury, deformity, and disease by manual and instrumental means.
- A surgical operation or procedure, especially one involving the removal or replacement of a diseased organ or tissue.
- An operating room or a laboratory of a surgeon or of a hospital's surgical staff.
- The skill or work of a surgeon.