Associations to the word «Surgery»


SURGERY, noun. (medicine) A procedure involving major incisions to remove, repair, or replace a part of a body.
SURGERY, noun. ​(medicine) The medical specialty related to the performance of surgical procedures.
SURGERY, noun. A room or department where surgery is performed.
SURGERY, noun. ​ (British) A doctor's consulting room.
SURGERY, noun. (British) Any arrangement where people arrive and wait for an interview with certain people, similar to a doctor's surgery.
SURGERY, noun. (finance) (bankruptcy) (slang) A pre-packaged bankruptcy or "quick bankruptcy".
SURGERY, noun. (topology) The production of a manifold by removing parts of one manifold and replacing them with corresponding parts of others.

Dictionary definition

SURGERY, noun. The branch of medical science that treats disease or injury by operative procedures; "he is professor of surgery at the Harvard Medical School".
SURGERY, noun. A room where a doctor or dentist can be consulted; "he read the warning in the doctor's surgery".
SURGERY, noun. A room in a hospital equipped for the performance of surgical operations; "great care is taken to keep the operating rooms aseptic".
SURGERY, noun. A medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body; "they will schedule the operation as soon as an operating room is available"; "he died while undergoing surgery".

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