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