lancet fish
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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • lancet fish —       either of two species of widely distributed, deepwater marine fish of the genus Alepisaurus (family Alepisauridae). Lancet fish are elongated and slender, with a long, very tall dorsal fin and a large mouth that is equipped with formidable… …   Universalium

  • lancet fish — noun large elongate scaleless oceanic fishes with sharp teeth and a long dorsal fin that resembles a sail • Syn: ↑lancetfish, ↑wolffish • Hypernyms: ↑soft finned fish, ↑malacopterygian • Member Holonyms: ↑Alepisaurus, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • lancet fish — lancetfish lan cet*fish , lancet fish lan cet fish . (Zo[ o]l.) A large, elongated, scaleless, voracious, deep sea fish ({Alepidosaurus ferox}), having long, sharp, lancetlike teeth and a long saillike dorsal fin. [WordNet sense 1] Syn: lancet… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lancet fish — /ˈlænsət fɪʃ/ (say lansuht fish) noun (plural lancet fish or lancet fishes) a large marine fish of the genus Alepisaurus, with enormous dagger like teeth. Also, wolf fish. Usage: For variation in the plural inflection, see note at fish1 …   Australian English dictionary

  • Lancet — may refer to:*lancet (surgery), a medical instrument, similar to a scalpel but with a double edged blade. *lancet, a needle used in a lancing device. Used by those with diabetes. *lancet, an acutely pointed arch in gothic architecture * Lancet ,… …   Wikipedia

  • wolf fish — noun large ferocious northern deep sea food fishes with strong teeth and no pelvic fins • Syn: ↑wolffish, ↑catfish • Hypernyms: ↑blennioid fish, ↑blennioid • Member Holonyms: ↑Anarhichas, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • soft-finned fish — noun any fish of the superorder Malacopterygii • Syn: ↑malacopterygian • Ant: ↑spiny finned fish • Hypernyms: ↑teleost fish, ↑teleost, ↑teleostan • …   Useful english dictionary

  • doctor fish — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Surgeon fish — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • surgeon fish — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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