Surgical
Surgical Sur"gi*cal (s[^u]r"j[i^]*kal), a. Of or pertaining to surgeons or surgery; done by means of surgery; used in surgery; as, a surgical operation; surgical instruments. [1913 Webster]

{Surgical fever}. (Med.) (a) Py[ae]mia. (b) Traumatic fever, or the fever accompanying inflammation. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • surgical — [sʉr′ji kəl] adj. 1. of surgeons or surgery 2. used in or connected with surgery 3. resulting from or after surgery 4. of or like surgery or a surgical procedure in being regarded as very accurate, precisely targeted, etc. [a surgical air strike] …   English World dictionary

  • surgical — 1770, alteration of chirurgical; see SURGERY (Cf. surgery) + ICAL (Cf. ical). Related: Surgically. surgical strike: There is no such thing. Don t use unless in a quote, then question what that means. [Isaac Cubillos, Military Reporters Stylebook… …   Etymology dictionary

  • surgical — ► ADJECTIVE 1) relating to or used in surgery. 2) worn to correct or relieve an injury, illness, or deformity. 3) done with great precision. DERIVATIVES surgically adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • surgical — [[t]sɜ͟ː(r)ʤɪk(ə)l[/t]] 1) ADJ: ADJ n Surgical equipment and clothing is used in surgery. ...an array of surgical instruments. ...a pair of surgical gloves. 2) ADJ: ADJ n Surgical treatment involves surgery. A biopsy is usually a minor surgical… …   English dictionary

  • surgical — Relating to surgery. * * * sur·gi·cal sər ji kəl adj 1) of, relating to, or concerned with surgeons or surgery <surgical skill> 2) requiring surgical treatment <a surgical appendix> 3) used in or in connection with surgery… …   Medical dictionary

  • surgical — sur|gi|cal [ˈsə:dʒıkəl US ˈsə:r ] adj [only before noun] [Date: 1700 1800; Origin: surgeon + ical] 1.) relating to or used for medical operations ▪ surgical techniques surgical equipment/instruments/treatment ▪ scalpels and other surgical… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • surgical — adjective Etymology: surgeon + ical Date: 1770 1. a. of or relating to surgeons or surgery < surgical skills > b. used in or in connection with surgery < surgical gauze > c. following or resulting from surgery < surgical fevers …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • surgical — /ˈsɜdʒɪkəl/ (say serjikuhl) adjective 1. relating to or involving surgery: a surgical procedure. 2. used in surgery: surgical instruments. 3. extremely accurate: surgical precision. {earlier chirurgical (see chirurgery), replaced by surg(eon) +… …   Australian English dictionary

  • surgical — adjective (only before noun) 1 connected with or used for medical operations: surgical techniques 2 surgical stocking/collar etc a stocking etc that someone wears to support a part of their body that is injured or weak surgically / kli/ adverb:… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • surgical — adj. 1 of or relating to or done by surgeons or surgery. 2 resulting from surgery (surgical fever). 3 a used in surgery. b (of a special garment etc.) worn to correct a deformity etc. Phrases and idioms: surgical spirit methylated spirit used in… …   Useful english dictionary

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