• A procedure involving major incisions to remove, repair, or replace a part of a body.
  • The medical specialty related to the performance of surgical procedures.
  • A room or department where surgery is performed.
  • A doctor's office.
  • Any arrangement where people arrive and wait for an interview with certain people, particularly a politician. cf. clinic.
  • A pre-packaged bankruptcy or "quick bankruptcy".
  • The production of a manifold by removing parts of one manifold and replacing them with corresponding parts of others.


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  • medical speciality


  • From Middle English surgerie, from Old French surgerie, from Latin chirurgia, from Ancient Greek χειρουργία, from χείρ + ἔργον. chirurgy.

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