surgeon

noun
sur·​geon | \ ˈsər-jən How to pronounce surgeon (audio) \

Definition of surgeon

: a medical specialist who practices surgery

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The company was founded by a San Diego heart surgeon named John Macoviak, and the job marked Staples' entry into the health industry. Cyrus Farivar, Ars Technica, "“He never paid us a cent”—man suing Tesla has his own lawsuit-filled past," 31 Oct. 2018 The criteria by which surgeons judge organs are somewhat subjective, and this may be part of the problem. Ted Alcorn, Vox, "Thousands of organs are lost before they can be donated. Here’s how to save them.," 23 Apr. 2018 She was treated with a three-hour minimally invasive surgery called endovascular coiling, where the surgeon puts a wire through a femoral artery in the groin. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Emilia Clarke Had Two Brain Aneurysms and a Near-Death Surgery During Her Early Years on Game of Thrones," 21 Mar. 2019 Next, the surgeon will address the skin, pulling it tight and removing any excess. Erin Nicole Celletti And Macaela Mackenzie, Allure, "Considering a Tummy Tuck? Here's What to Expect From Abdominoplasty," 7 Mar. 2019 But the 52-year-old manager at an educational-tech company responded so well to chemotherapy, her surgeon at the University of Texas... Lucette Lagnado, WSJ, "Can Breast Cancer Be Treated Without Surgery?," 11 Mar. 2019 But my surgeon recommended both a reduction and a lift, reassuring me that pain was not a prerequisite for insurance coverage. Allison Berres, Good Housekeeping, "Breast-Reduction Surgery Made Me Feel More Sensual, Youthful, and Confident," 9 Nov. 2018 The ear reconstruction was the first of its kind for an Army surgeon, but not in the world of medicine. Matthew Martinez, star-telegram, "Surgeons 'grew' ear on Army private's arm after she was disfigured in horrific crash | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 9 May 2018 The victim, whose last name is Yao, is in the ICU and is on a waitlist for an ocular surgeon who can repair damage to his eye. Houston Chronicle, "About the survey," 23 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of surgeon

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for surgeon

Middle English surgien, from Anglo-French, alteration of cirurgien, from cirurgerie surgery

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surgeon

noun

English Language Learners Definition of surgeon

: 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

noun
sur·​geon | \ ˈsər-jən How to pronounce surgeon (audio) \

Kids Definition of surgeon

: a doctor who performs surgery

surgeon

noun
sur·​geon | \ ˈsər-jən How to pronounce surgeon (audio) \

Medical Definition of surgeon

1 : a medical specialist who performs surgery : a physician qualified to treat those diseases that are amenable to or require surgery — compare internist
2 : the senior medical officer of a military unit

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