Definition of surgeon
: a medical specialist who practices surgery
Recent Examples of surgeon from the Web
Prototype ships were built there, and a naval surgeon perfected the manufacture of ether for anaesthetics in 1854.
An insane surgeon's obsession with an actress leads him to replace her husband's hands with the hands of a knife murderer which still have the urge to throw knives.
The most seriously wounded was shot in the liver, said the surgeons, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not permitted to speak publicly.
Two surgeons at the hospital told the AP that all six victims were in critical condition, but they were expected to survive.
According to Dr. I.W. Gregorio, surgeon and author, these surgeries often aren't necessary.
Last Tuesday, surgeons stitched a laceration inside Lockhart's nose.
Dr. Besh, the California hand surgeon, learned from reading a review that patients were waiting a long time to see him.
Enter: Dr. Evan Goldstein, a Manhattan plastic surgeon whose specialty is anal rejuvenation.
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Origin and Etymology of surgeon
Middle English surgien, from Anglo-French, alteration of cirurgien, from cirurgerie surgery
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
SURGEON Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of surgeon for English Language Learners
: a doctor who performs operations that involve cutting into someone's body in order to repair or remove damaged or diseased parts : a doctor who performs surgery
SURGEON Defined for Kids
Definition of surgeon for Students
: a doctor who performs surgery
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