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house surgeon

noun
1.
a surgeon who lives in a hospital in which he or she is on call.
Origin of house surgeon
1815-1825
First recorded in 1815-25
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Examples from the Web for house surgeon
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  • She overheard a few words between the house surgeon and the head doctor.

    L'Assommoir Emile Zola
  • The house surgeon had drawn near, and was pulling Coupeau into the middle of the mattress.

    L'Assommoir Emile Zola
  • But the house surgeon, who was watching the feet, shook his head.

    L'Assommoir Emile Zola
  • "They brought in a blind man last night," said the house surgeon.

    Labrador Days Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
  • “The whole of it, I am sorry to say,” growled the house surgeon.

  • “No other chance for you whatever,” explained the house surgeon.

  • The house surgeon, on one knee, had his fingers on David's wrist.

    The Following of the Star Florence L. Barclay
  • "I didn't know you were in these parts, Taylor," said his friend, the house surgeon.

    It Never Can Happen Again

    William De Morgan
  • After the house surgeon had made an examination he was prepared with his report.

    Jack Harkaway in New York Bracebridge Hemyng
  • Going to her desk in the corridor, she called the house surgeon.

    A Boy Knight

    Martin J. (Martin Jerome) Scott
British Dictionary definitions for house surgeon

house surgeon

noun
1.
a house officer working in a surgical as opposed to a medical discipline Compare house physician
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