- a physician who specializes in surgery.
Origin of surgeon
1250–1300; Middle English surgien < Anglo-French, alteration of Old French cirurgien chirurgeon
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Dr. Wilson, the surgeon, is going to take me through the hospital this afternoon.
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Lady Delacour was senseless, supported in the surgeon's arms.
The next day, towards evening, the surgeon and Dr. X—— arrived.
- a medical practioner who specializes in surgery
- a medical officer in the Royal Navy
C14: from Anglo-Norman surgien, from Old French cirurgien; see surgery
Word Origin and History for surgeon
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- A physician who specializes in surgery.