Word Watch: ‘day surgery’ has arrived!

Credit: Gennadiy Poznyakov

Credit: Gennadiy Poznyakov

“Day surgery” has made it into the Oxford English Dictionary (OED).

The OED’s September update of what’s new in the Good Book included a “sub-entry” for “day surgery,” defined as “minor surgery that does not require the patient to stay in hospital overnight.”

More than 600 new words, phrases and “senses” were added to the OED since the last update in June, the publisher said.

The entry for “day surgery” noted its first use as being in 1968 in the British Medical Journal (now known as just BMJ).~TM

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