Surgery - (n.) 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.
Surgery - (n.) A surgeon's operating room or laboratory.
Surgery - n. (pl. -ies) 1 treatment of bodily injuries or disorders by incision or manipulation etc. As opposed to drugs. 2 place where or time when a doctor, dentist, etc., treats patients, or an mp, lawyer, etc., gives advice. [latin chirurgia, from greek kheir hand, ergo work]
Keyhole surgery - n. Colloq. Minimally invasive surgery carried out through a very small incision.
Microsurgery - n. Intricate surgery using microscopes.
Neurosurgery - n. Surgery on the nervous system, esp. The brain or spinal cord. neurosurgeon n. Neurosurgical adj.
Open-heart surgery - n. Surgery with the heart exposed and the blood made to bypass it.
Plastic surgery - n. Reconstruction or repair of damaged or unsightly skin, muscle, etc., esp. By the transfer of tissue. plastic surgeon n.
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