Definition of Surgical

1. Adjective. Of or relating to or involving or used in surgery. "Surgical intervention"

Antonyms: Nonsurgical
Partainyms: Surgery
Derivative terms: Surgery

2. Adjective. Relating to or requiring or amenable to treatment by surgery especially as opposed to medicine. "Operative dentistry"
Exact synonyms: Operative
Similar to: Preoperative, Postoperative
Derivative terms: Operate, Operation, Surgery, Surgery
Antonyms: Medical

3. Adjective. Performed with great precision. "A surgical air strike"
Similar to: Accurate

Definition of Surgical

1. a. Of or pertaining to surgeons or surgery; done by means of surgery; used in surgery; as, a surgical operation; surgical instruments.

Definition of Surgical

1. Adjective. of, relating to, used in, or resulting from surgery ¹

2. Adjective. precise or very accurate ¹

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Definition of Surgical

1. pertaining to surgery [adj] - See also: surgery

Lexicographical Neighbors of Surgical

surgical (current term)
surgical contraception
surgical dressing
surgical gown
surgical gowns
surgical incision
surgical instrument
surgical knife
surgical operation
surgical procedure
surgical procedures
surgical process
surgical seam
surgical spirit
surgical strike

Literary usage of Surgical

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Proceedings by Philadelphia County Medical Society (1891)
"THE unfortunate result of a surgical operation in which I was interested—a result due entirely to a complication with scarlatina almost immediately after ..."

2. The Cumulative Book Index by H.W. Wilson Company (1911)
"surgical anatomy. See Anatomy, surgical. Surratt, John Harrison. Weichmann, L: J. Testimony given on examination in chief in the trial of John H. Surratt, ..."

3. The Lancet (1842)
"To have real surgical skill and experience ir ¡thin reach, cannot but be an ... surgical cases occur (and that not seldom) in families resident in the ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"The English surgeons, in their superior knowledge of gross anatomy, also made great advances in their diagnosis and surgical treatment. ..."

5. Proceedings by Philadelphia County Medical Society (1896)
"A perfect surgical needle should be adapted for use by the surgeon's fingers ... surgical needles should therefore have eyes which can be satisfactorily ..."

6. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1905)
"THERE are few surgical conditions of such importance to the practitioner as ... Intestinal Obstruction essentially surgical.—By the time a medical man is ..."

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