house surgeon

[ hous-sur-juhn ]

  1. a surgeon who lives in a hospital where they are on call.

Origin of house surgeon

First recorded in 1815–25

Words Nearby house surgeon Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use house surgeon in a sentence

  • Once the resolution was made to pursue his studies in a more practical manner, he becomes the house-surgeon of a hospital.

  • I know an intelligent humane house surgeon who makes a practice of keeping the ward windows open.

    Notes on Nursing | Florence Nightingale
  • Dr. Gordon was absent, but the house surgeon sent for Mr. Halford to his private room.

    Englefield Grange | H. B. Paull
  • A surgeon, a pupil of Gall's came, and our house surgeon, and the head physician from the Hotel-Dieu.

    Father Goriot | Honore de Balzac
  • Bianchon and the house surgeon stretched the dying man out again on his loathsome bed.

    Father Goriot | Honore de Balzac

British Dictionary definitions for house surgeon

house surgeon

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

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