surgeon

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noun sur·geon \ˈsər-jən\

Definition of surgeon

  1. :  a medical specialist who practices surgery

Origin and Etymology of surgeon

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


First Known Use: 14th century


SURGEON Defined for English Language Learners

surgeon

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noun sur·geon \ˈsər-jən\

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

surgeon

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noun sur·geon \ˈsər-jən\

Definition of surgeon for Students

  1. :  a doctor who performs surgery


Medical Dictionary

surgeon

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noun sur·geon \ˈsər-jən\

Medical Definition of surgeon

  1. 1:  a medical specialist who performs surgery :  a physician qualified to treat those diseases that are amenable to or require surgery—compare internist

  2. 2:  the senior medical officer of a military unit



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