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American Sign Language: "surgery"


Dominant hand:  "A"-hand

Non-dominant hand: FLAT-hand (palm-slightly-up-but-mostly-towards-dominant-side)

Hold out your non-dominant "flat-hand" and use the thumbnail of your "A"-hand as if it were a surgeon's blade making a downward incision on the palm of the non-dominant hand. 
 

SURGERY / operate / operation:


 



 

Notes
The sign for "surgery" can be done on various parts of the body.  For example, if you do the sign on your shoulder (instead of on your palm) it could be interpreted as "shoulder surgery."

 

Also see: DOCTOR




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