[sur-ji-kuh l] /ˈsɜr dʒɪ kəl/
pertaining to or involving or .
used in .
characterized by extreme precision or incisiveness:
a surgical air strike against enemy targets.
of, relating to, involving, or used in surgery
(of an action) performed with extreme precision: a surgical air attack on the missile complex
1770, alteration of chirurgical; see surgery + -ical. Related: Surgically.
surgical strike: There is no such thing. Don’t use unless in a quote, then question what that means. [Isaac Cubillos, “Military Reporters Stylebook and Reference Guide,” 2010]
surgical sur·gi·cal (sûr’jĭ-kəl)
[pohst-si-nap-tik] /ˌpoʊst sɪˈnæp tɪk/ adjective, Physiology. 1. being or occurring on the receiving end of a discharge across the synapse. postsynaptic post·syn·ap·tic (pōst’sĭ-nāp’tĭk) adj. Situated behind or occurring after a synapse.
- Postsynaptic membrane
postsynaptic membrane n. The part of the cell membrane of a neuron or muscle fiber with which an axon terminal forms a synapse.
[pohst-sing-kruh-nuh-zey-shuh n] /ˌpoʊst sɪŋ krə nəˈzeɪ ʃən/ noun, Movies, Television. 1. the recording of dialogue and sound effects in synchronization with the picture after the film has been shot.
[pohst-ten-shuh n] /poʊstˈtɛn ʃən/ verb (used with object) 1. (in prestressed-concrete construction) to apply to (reinforcing strands) after the concrete has set. Compare 2 (def 1). 2. to make (a concrete member) with posttensioned reinforcement.