surgery

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(sŭrj′ĕ-rē)

[Fr. cirurgerie, ult. fr. Gr. cheirurgia, handwork, surgery]

1. The branch of medicine dealing with manual and operative procedures to correct deformities and defects, repair injuries, and diagnose and cure certain diseases.
2. A surgeon's operating room.
3. Treatment or work performed by a surgeon.
SYN: SEE: operation

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