|—n , pl -geries|
|1.||the branch of medicine concerned with treating disease, injuries, etc, by means of manual or operative procedures, esp by incision into the body|
|2.||the performance of such procedures by a surgeon|
|3.||(Brit) a place where a doctor, dentist, etc, can be consulted|
|4.||(Brit) an occasion when an MP, lawyer, etc, is available for consultation|
|5.||(US), (Canadian) an operating theatre where surgical operations are performed|
|[C14: via Old French from Latin chirurgia, from Greek kheirurgia, from kheir hand + ergon work]|
surgery sur·ger·y (sûr'jə-rē)
The branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of injury, deformity, and disease by manual and instrumental means.
A surgical operation or procedure, especially one involving the removal or replacement of a diseased organ or tissue.
An operating room or a laboratory of a surgeon or of a hospital's surgical staff.
The skill or work of a surgeon.