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)
- (medicine, obsolete) Of or pertaining to chirurgery; surgical.
1736, Daniel Turner, “Of Ulcers in General”, in The Art of Surgery: in which is Laid down such a General Idea of the same, as is Founded upon Reason, Confirm'd by Practice, and farther Illustrated with many Singular and Rare Cases Medico-chirurgical. In Two Volumes, volume II, 5th corr. edition, London: Printed for C[harles] Rivington in St. Paul's Church-Yard, and J. Clarke under the Royal Exchange, page 4:
- […] That all Ulcers which are ſtubborn or, as they are termed, rebellious, come under the Name of Cacoethic, a Word frequently met with in chyrurgic Treatiſes […]
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."