Surgeon
Surgeon Sur"geon, n. [OE. surgien, OF. surgien, contr. fr. chirurgien. See {Chirurgeon}.] 1. One whose profession or occupation is to cure diseases or injuries of the body by manual operation; one whose occupation is to cure local injuries or disorders (such as wounds, dislocations, tumors, etc.), whether by manual operation, or by medication and constitutional treatment. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of ch[ae]todont fishes of the family {Teuthid[ae]}, or {Acanthurid[ae]}, which have one or two sharp lancelike spines on each side of the base of the tail. Called also {surgeon fish}, {doctor fish}, {lancet fish}, and {sea surgeon}. [1913 Webster]

{Surgeon apothecary}, one who unites the practice of surgery with that of the apothecary. --Dunglison.

{Surgeon dentist}, a dental surgeon; a dentist.

{Surgeon fish}. See def. 2, above.

{Surgeon general}. (a) In the United States army, the chief of the medical department. (b) In the British army, a surgeon ranking next below the chief of the medical department. [1913 Webster]


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  • surgeon — SURGEON. s. m. Rejetton qui est du tronc, du pied d un arbre. Ces arbre n a point poussé de rameaux, il en est seulement sorti quelques surgeons. Il signifie aussi fig. Issu, descendant d une race. Surgeon du sang de Charlemagne. Il vieillit. On… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

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  • surgeon — c.1300, from Anglo Fr. surgien (13c.), from O.Fr. serurgien, cirurgien, from cirurgie surgery, from L. chirurgia, from Gk. kheirourgia, from kheirourgos working or done by hand, from kheir hand + ergon work (see URGE (Cf. urge) (v.)) …   Etymology dictionary

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  • surgeon — [sʉr′jən] n. [ME surgien < OFr cirurgien < cirurgie,SURGERY] a doctor who specializes in surgery, as distinguished from a physician …   English World dictionary

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