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noun Archaic.
  1. surgery.
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Origin of chirurgery

1350–1400; chirurg(eon) + -ery; replacing Middle English sirurgerie < Middle French cirurgerie < Latin chīrūrg(ia) (< Greek cheirourgía; see chirurgeon, -ia) + Old French -erie -ery
Related formschi·rur·gic, chi·rur·gi·cal, adjective
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Examples from the Web for chirurgical

Historical Examples

  • He says they had “some acquaintance with chirurgical operations.”

    Dealings With The Dead

    A Sexton of the Old School

  • For want of Anatomy know neither the part affected, nor how 'tis affected; much lets any thing of Chirurgical directions.

  • Skilful men, of the medical and chirurgical profession, were of rare occurrence in the colony.

    The Scarlet Letter

    Nathaniel Hawthorne

  • Even with our present chirurgical proficiency, such an operation would be somewhat hazardous.

  • After how many manners are Chirurgical Operations usually perform'd?

chirurgical in Medicine


  1. Surgical. No longer in technical use.
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