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English noun: surgery

1. surgery (cognition) the branch of medical science that treats disease or injury by operative procedures


SamplesHe is professor of surgery at the Harvard Medical School.


Broader (hypernym)medical science


Domain category membersamastia, centesis, decerebrate, drain, enucleate, exenterate, extirpate, graft, landmark, ligate, ligation, maxillofacial, operation, phlebothrombosis, stoma, surgery, surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process, transplant, venous thrombosis

2. surgery (artifact) a room where a doctor or dentist can be consulted


SamplesHe read the warning in the doctor's surgery.


Broader (hypernym)room


Domain regionBritain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

3. surgery (artifact) a room in a hospital equipped for the performance of surgical operations


SamplesGreat care is taken to keep the operating rooms aseptic.


Synonymsoperating room, operating theater, operating theatre, OR


Broader (hypernym)hospital room

4. surgery (act) a medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body


SamplesThey will schedule the operation as soon as an operating room is available.
He died while undergoing surgery.


Synonymsoperation, surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process


Broader (hypernym)medical procedure


Narrower (hyponym)ablation, amputation, anaplasty, angioplasty, arthroplasty, arthroscopy, brain surgery, castration, catheterisation, catheterization, cauterisation, cauterization, cautery, chemosurgery, craniotomy, cryosurgery, curettage, curettement, cutting out, D and C, debridement, decortication, dilatation and curettage, dilation and curettage, electrosurgery, enterostomy, enterotomy, enucleation, evisceration, excision, exenteration, extirpation, eye operation, eye surgery, fenestration, gastrectomy, gastroenterostomy, gastrostomy, haemorrhoidectomy, heart surgery, hemorrhoidectomy, hysterotomy, implantation, intestinal bypass, jejunostomy, major surgery, microsurgery, minor surgery, myotomy, myringectomy, myringoplasty, myringotomy, neurosurgery, orchiopexy, organ transplant, osteotomy, ostomy, palatopharyngoplasty, phlebectomy, photocoagulation, plastic surgery, polypectomy, PPP, purse-string operation, reconstructive surgery, resection, rhinotomy, rhizotomy, sex-change operation, Shirodkar's operation, sterilisation, sterilization, strabotomy, taxis, tracheostomy, tracheotomy, transplant, transplantation, transsexual surgery, trephination, tympanoplasty, UPPP, uranoplasty, uvulopalatopharyngoplasty, vasovasostomy, vivisection, wrong-site surgery


Part holonymhaemostasia, haemostasis, hemostasia, hemostasis, incision, section, surgical incision, suturing


Domain categorysurgery


Domain category membersablate, decorticate, freeze, hypophysectomise, hypophysectomize, suction, trepan









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