pertaining to or involving surgery or surgeons.
used in surgery.
characterized by extreme precision or incisiveness: a surgical air strike against enemy targets.

1760–70; surg(eon) + -ical

surgically, adverb
nonsurgical, adjective
nonsurgically, adverb
postsurgical, adjective
presurgical, adjective
prosurgical, adjective
unsurgical, adjective
unsurgically, adverb Unabridged
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surgical (ˈsɜːdʒɪkəl)
1.  of, relating to, involving, or used in surgery
2.  (of an action) performed with extreme precision: a surgical air attack on the missile complex

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surgical sur·gi·cal (sûr'jĭ-kəl)

  1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of surgeons or surgery.

  2. Used in surgery.

  3. Resulting from or occurring after surgery.

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Example sentences
Applications include surgical implants, electrical contacts and the tips of
  fountain pens.
Often follows a fall with fracture that needs surgical repair.
The films should be purchased in rolls of six exposures, each roll in a tin,
  the cover sealed with surgical tape.
The other two arms wielded the surgical instruments.
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