surgeon general


surgeon general

noun

: the chief medical officer of a branch of the military or of a public health service

plural surgeons general

Full Definition of SURGEON GENERAL

:  the chief medical officer of a branch of the armed services or of a public health service

First Known Use of SURGEON GENERAL

1706

surgeon general

noun    (Medical Dictionary)
plural surgeons general

Medical Definition of SURGEON GENERAL

: the chief medical officer of a branch of the armed services or of a public health service

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