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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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