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English noun: surgical operation

1. surgical operation (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, surgery, 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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