Surgical fever
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]


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