What is the meaning of surgery?


  • The branch of medical science that treats disease or injury by operative procedures.
    • usage: "he is professor of surgery at the Harvard Medical School"
  • A room where a doctor or dentist can be consulted.
    • usage: "he read the warning in the doctor's surgery"
  • A room in a hospital equipped for the performance of surgical operations.
    • usage: "great care is taken to keep the operating rooms aseptic"
  • A medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body.
    • usage: "they will schedule the operation as soon as an operating room is available"; "he died while undergoing surgery"
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APAWordNet. (2010). surgery. Retrieved December 14, 2017, from http://smartdefine.org/surgery/definitions/1208674
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "surgery" http://smartdefine.org/surgery/definitions/1208674 (accessed December 14, 2017).
HarvardWordNet 2010, surgery, Smart Define, viewed 14 December, 2017, <http://smartdefine.org/surgery/definitions/1208674>.
MLAWordNet. "surgery" 23 October 2010. Web. 14 December 2017. <http://smartdefine.org/surgery/definitions/1208674>
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