Definitions of surgery

  1. 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"
  2. a room where a doctor or dentist can be consulted; " he read the warning in the doctor's surgery"
  3. 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.
  4. A surgeon's operating room or laboratory.
  5. The act, art, or science of treating injuries, deformities, or diseases by manual operations, or the use of the knife.
  6. Act and art of treating diseases by manual operations: a place for surgical operations.
  7. Art of healing by means of manual operations.
  8. The treatment of injuries, deformities, etc., by operations or instruments.
  9. The act or art of healing external diseases and injuries of the body; the place where a surgeon operates or where a medical man keeps and prepares his medicines.
  10. The act or art of curing or alleviating injuries or diseases of the body by manual operations; the place or room in which a surgeon operates; the private shop for dispensing, attached to the house of a practitioner.
  11. Surgical