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chirurgeon

[ kahy-rur-juhn ]
/ kaɪˈrɜr dʒən /
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Definition of chirurgeon

noun Archaic.
a surgeon.
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Origin of chirurgeon

1250–1300; <Latin chīrūr(gus) (<Greek cheirourgós hand-worker, surgeon; see chiro-, demiurge) + (sur)geon; replacing Middle English cirurgian<Old French cirurgien;see surgeon

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British Dictionary definitions for chirurgeon

chirurgeon
/ (kaɪˈrɜːdʒən) /

noun
an archaic word for surgeon

Derived forms of chirurgeon

chirurgery, noun

Word Origin for chirurgeon

C13: from Old French cirurgeon
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