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  Definition of surgery
  1. 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"
  2. a room in a hospital equipped for the performance of surgical operations; "great care is taken to keep the operating rooms aseptic"
  3. a room where a doctor or dentist can be consulted; "he read the warning in the doctor''s surgery"
  4. the branch of medical science that treats disease or injury by operative procedures; "he is professor of surgery at the Harvard Medical School"
Similar Words: operation, surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process, operating room, OR, operating theater, operating theatre

 

Hyponyms: ablation, extirpation, cutting out, excision, amputation, angioplasty, arthroplasty, arthroscopy, brain surgery, castration, cautery, cauterization, cauterisation, chemosurgery, craniotomy, cryosurgery, curettage, curettement, debridement, decortication, dilation and curettage, dilatation and curettage, D and C, electrosurgery, enterostomy, enterotomy, enucleation, wrong-site surgery, evisceration, exenteration, fenestration, gastrectomy, gastroenterostomy, gastrostomy, heart surgery, hemorrhoidectomy, haemorrhoidectomy, hysterotomy, implantation, iridectomy, iridotomy, intestinal bypass, jejunostomy, major surgery, microsurgery, minor surgery, myotomy, myringectomy, myringoplasty, myringotomy, neurosurgery, orchiopexy, osteotomy, ostomy, palatopharyngoplasty, PPP, uvulopalatopharyngoplasty, UPPP, phlebectomy, photocoagulation, plastic surgery, reconstructive surgery, anaplasty, polypectomy, resection, rhinotomy, rhizotomy, Shirodkar's operation, purse-string operation, sterilization, sterilisation, strabotomy, taxis, tracheostomy, tracheotomy, transplant, transplantation, organ transplant, trephination, tympanoplasty, uranoplasty, vasovasostomy, vivisection

 

Derivational Morphology: operate on, operate

 

 
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