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Compare French chirurgique surgical, Latin chirurgicus, Ancient Greek χειρουργικός (kheirourgikós, surgical), from χειρουργός (kheirourgós, surgeon), from χείρ (kheír, hand) + ἔργον (érgon, work). See chirurgeon, and compare surgical.


chirurgic (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete) surgical
    • 1898, Maurus Jokai, The Nameless Castle[1]:
      "I brought my chirurgic instruments with me."
    • 1863, George Eliot, Romola[2]:
      "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."