surgeon general

noun

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

Examples of surgeon general in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The surgeon general, Vivek H. Murthy, recently promulgated an advisory highlighting the magnitude of this issue. Washington Post, 30 June 2024 The World Health Organisation has declared loneliness a global health threat, while the US surgeon general has compared the associated health risks of loneliness with that of smoking 15 cigarettes a day. Josh Smith, Vogue, 28 June 2024 People of color are disproportionately impacted by gun violence, the surgeon general’s advisory says. Jen Christensen, CNN, 25 June 2024 Even if this new legislation fails and the surgeon general’s social media warning label never becomes a reality, there are more than a few grassroots movements aimed at limiting the negative impacts of social media on kids. Adam Clark Estes, Vox, 19 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for surgeon general 

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Word History

First Known Use

1706, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of surgeon general was in 1706

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“Surgeon general.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/surgeon%20general. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

surgeon general

noun
plural surgeons general
: the chief medical officer of a branch of the armed services or of a public health service

Medical Definition

surgeon general

noun
plural surgeons general
: the chief medical officer of a branch of the armed services or of a public health service
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