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Noun: surgery  sur-ju-ree
  1. The branch of medical science that treats disease or injury by operative procedures
    "he is professor of surgery at the Harvard Medical School"
     
  2. (surgery) a medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body
    "he died while undergoing surgery";
    - operation, surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process, op
     
  3. [Brit] A time during which an MP, doctor or other professional is available for consultation and advice
     
  4. [Brit] A room where a doctor or dentist can be consulted
    "he read the warning in the doctor's surgery"
     
  5. A room in a hospital equipped for the performance of surgical operations
    - operating room [N. Amer], OR [N. Amer], operating theater [US], operating theatre, theatre [Brit]

Derived forms: surgeries

Type of: hospital room, medical procedure, medical science, room

Encyclopedia: Surgery, plastic