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Meaning of SURGERY

Pronunciation:  'surjuree

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  
  2. [n]  a room in a hospital equipped for the performance of surgical operations; "great care is taken to keep the operating rooms aseptic"
  3. [n]  (British) a room where a doctor or dentist can be consulted; "he read the warning in the doctor's surgery"
  4. [n]  the branch of medical science that treats disease or injury by operative procedures; "he is professor of surgery at the Harvard Medical School"

SURGERY is a 7 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: operating room, operating theater, operating theatre, operation, OR, surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process
 See Also: ablation, amputation, angioplasty, arthroplasty, arthroscopy, autoplasty, brain surgery, castration, cauterisation, cauterization, cautery, chemosurgery, craniotomy, cryosurgery, curettage, curettement, cutting out, D and C, debridement, decortication, dilatation and curettage, dilation and curettage, electrosurgery, emergency room, enterostomy, enterotomy, enucleation, evisceration, excision, exenteration, extirpation, fenestration, gastrectomy, gastroenterostomy, gastrostomy, haemorrhoidectomy, haemostasia, haemostasis, heart surgery, hemorrhoidectomy, hemostasia, hemostasis, hospital room, hysterotomy, implantation, incision, intestinal bypass, iridectomy, iridotomy, jejunostomy, major surgery, medical procedure, medical science, microsurgery, minor surgery, myotomy, myringectomy, myringoplasty, myringotomy, neurosurgery, nose job, orchiopexy, orthopaedics, orthopedics, osteotomy, ostomy, phalloplasty, phlebectomy, photocoagulation, rhinoplasty, room, section, surgical incision



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Sur"ge*ry\, n. [OE. surgenrie, surgerie; cf. OF.
cirurgie, F. chirurgie, L. chirurgia, Gr. ?. See {Surgeon}.]
1. The art of healing by manual operation; that branch of
   medical science which treats of manual operations for the
   healing of diseases or injuries of the body; that branch
   of medical science which has for its object the cure of
   local injuries or diseases, as wounds or fractures,
   tumors, etc., whether by manual operation or by medicines
   and constitutional treatment.

2. A surgeon's operating room or laboratory.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: operation to remove or repair a part of the body, or to find out if disease is present.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you or someone else is undergoing surgery means the opening of the Self and/or the need for emotional healing. You need to "cut out" or eliminate something from your life. Alternatively, you are feeling the influence of some authority figure. A more literal interpretation of this dream may reflect your concerns about upcoming surgery or about your health.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: A branch of medicine that involves cutting open the body to manually correct injuries and disorders and to diagnose injuries or diseases.