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Pronunciation: sur'jer-e


  1. The branch of medicine concerned with the treatment of disease, injury, and deformity by physical operation or manipulation.
  2. The performance or procedures of an operation.

[L. chirurgia; G. cheir, hand, + ergon, work]

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