Definitions

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  • adj. surgical

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Surgical.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Manual; relating to work done by the hand.
  • Surgical.

Etymologies

Compare French chirurgique surgical, Latin chirurgicus, Ancient Greek χειρουργικός (kheirourgikos, "surgical"), from χειρουργός (kheirourgos, "surgeon"), from χείρ (kheir, "hand") + ἔργον (ergon, "work"). See chirurgeon, and compare surgical. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Brannau and Burchhausen boasted each of a chirurgic wonder, but Stroer misdoubted or defied their skill.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 14, No. 394, October 17, 1829

  • "It is but fitting that a great medicus like you," said Nello, adjusting the cloth, "should be shaved by the same razor that has shaved the illustrious Antonio Benevieni, the greatest master of the chirurgic art."

    Romola

  • "The chirurgic art!" interrupted the doctor, with an air of contemptuous disgust.

    Romola

  • Branithar has mentioned that the star folk have s-s-strange chirurgic arts. "

    The High Crusade

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