from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective obsolete Surgical.

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  • adjective obsolete surgical


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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.


  • 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."


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


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

    The High Crusade


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