Definition of surgical adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈsɜːdʒɪkl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɜːrdʒɪkl//
[only before noun]
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used in or connected with surgery surgical procedures a surgical ward (= for patients having operations) Word Originlate 18th cent. (earlier as chirurgical): from French cirurgical, from Old French sirurgie, based on Latin chirurgia, from Greek kheirourgia ‘handiwork, surgery’, from kheir ‘hand’ + ergon ‘work’.
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