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surgical

Pronunciation: /ˈsɜːrdʒɪkəl; ˈsɜːdʒɪkəl/

Translation of surgical in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1.1 [instruments/treatment] quirúrgico surgical dressing vendaje (masculine) quirúrgico surgical gauze gasa (feminine) esterilizada surgical knife bisturí (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • The operation is a surgical procedure performed using general anaesthetic and, like all surgery, carries a degree of risk.
    • We performed every kind of surgery in the surgical unit, including cesarean sections.
    • The title of the appointment was rather meaningless as he soon had his own surgical wards, where his skills in intestinal surgery and liver resection were legendary.
    1.2 [boot/stocking] ortopédico surgical appliance aparato (masculine) ortopédico
    Example sentences
    • In the UK, an appliance means a surgical garment allowing hernia sufferers to walk about unaided.
    • A surgical bra must be worn post-op for two weeks or more, though you can usually return to work in seven to 14 days.

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