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  1. sur·ger·y
    IPA[ˈsərj(ə)rē]
  2. noun

    • 1. the branch of medical practice that treats injuries, diseases, and deformities by the physical removal, repair, or readjustment of organs and tissues, often involving cutting into the body:

      cardiac surgery he had surgery on his ankle
    • 2. a place where a doctor, dentist, or other medical practitioner treats or advises patients.

    • 3. an occasion on which medical treatment or consultation occurs:

      Doctor Bailey had finished his evening surgery
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: surgery, plural noun: surgeries

    • noun

      the branch of medical practice that treats injuries, diseases, and deformities by the physical removal, repair, or readjustment of organs and tissues, often involving cutting into the body:

      a place where a doctor, dentist, or other medical practitioner treats or advises patients.

    • noun

      surgery performed on the brain or other parts of the nervous system:

      an exceptionally difficult or complicated task:

    • noun

      surgery performed on a person’s genitals as part of gender reassignment:
    • noun

      surgery carried out using mechanical arms controlled by the surgeon and bearing surgical instruments and a camera, especially to avoid the need for large incisions:
    • noun

      minimally invasive surgery carried out through a very small incision, with special instruments and techniques including fiber optics.
    • noun

      surgery performed on the chest as part of gender reassignment, especially to remove breast tissue and produce a masculine appearance of the chest in female-to-male surgery:
    • noun

      the process of reconstructing or repairing parts of the body by the transfer of tissue, either in the treatment of injury or for cosmetic reasons:
    • noun

      the pruning and treating of old or damaged trees in order to preserve them:
    • noun

      surgical procedures performed on the stomach or intestines to induce weight loss.
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