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NOUN (4)

1. the branch of medical science that treats disease or injury by operative procedures;
- Example: "he is professor of surgery at the Harvard Medical School"

2. a room where a doctor or dentist can be consulted;
- Example: "he read the warning in the doctor's surgery"

3. a room in a hospital equipped for the performance of surgical operations;
- Example: "great care is taken to keep the operating rooms aseptic"
[syn: operating room, OR, operating theater, operating theatre, surgery]

4. a medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body;
- Example: "they will schedule the operation as soon as an operating room is available"
- Example: "he died while undergoing surgery"
[syn: operation, surgery, surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Surgery \Sur"ge*ry\ (s[^u]r"j[~e]r*[y^]), 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. [1913 Webster] 2. A surgeon's operating room or laboratory. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

surgery n 1: the branch of medical science that treats disease or injury by operative procedures; "he is professor of surgery at the Harvard Medical School" 2: a room where a doctor or dentist can be consulted; "he read the warning in the doctor's surgery" 3: a room in a hospital equipped for the performance of surgical operations; "great care is taken to keep the operating rooms aseptic" [syn: operating room, OR, operating theater, operating theatre, surgery] 4: a medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body; "they will schedule the operation as soon as an operating room is available"; "he died while undergoing surgery" [syn: operation, surgery, surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

83 Moby Thesaurus words for "surgery": X ray, abscission, amputation, antiseptic surgery, aseptic surgery, blood bank, bloodless surgery, butchering, cauterization, cautery, charity ward, chiroplasty, chopping, cleavage, clinic, consultation room, cryosurgery, cutting, delivery room, dental surgery, dichotomy, dispensary, electrocautery, electrolysis, electrolyzation, electroresection, electrosurgery, emergency, enucleation, examining room, excision, fever ward, fission, general surgery, heart surgery, hospital room, intensive care, isolation, labor room, laboratory, laceration, laser surgery, major surgery, maternity ward, minor surgery, mutilation, neurosurgery, nursery, open-heart surgery, operating room, operation, operative surgery, oral surgery, organ transplantation, orthopedic surgery, pharmacy, plastic surgery, prison ward, private room, prosthetics, radiosurgery, reconstructive surgery, recovery room, rending, reparative surgery, resection, ripping, scission, section, semi-private room, severance, slashing, slicing, splitting, surgical diathermy, surgical treatment, tearing, therapy, thoracic surgery, treatment room, urological surgery, veterinary surgery, ward
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

SURGERY, med. jur. That part of the healing art which relates to external diseases; their treatment; and, specially, to the manual operations adopted for their cure. 2. Every lawyer should have some acquaintance with surgery; his knowledge on this subject will be found useful in cases of homicide and wounds.