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surgeon

[sur-juh n]
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noun
  1. a physician who specializes in surgery.
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Origin of surgeon

1250–1300; Middle English surgien < Anglo-French, alteration of Old French cirurgien chirurgeon
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Related Words for surgeon

specialist, doctor, surgeon, practitioner, physician, expert, professor, scientist, quack, medic, intern, healer, MD, doc, bones, sawbones, medico, corpsman

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Historical Examples of surgeon

  • The surgeon was in constant attendance, but the malady baffled all his skill.

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    Horatio Alger

  • Dr. Wilson, the surgeon, is going to take me through the hospital this afternoon.

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    Mary Roberts Rinehart

  • "Dr. Wilson, the surgeon, has been shot," came slowly and distinctly.

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    Mary Roberts Rinehart

  • Lady Delacour was senseless, supported in the surgeon's arms.

  • The next day, towards evening, the surgeon and Dr. X—— arrived.


British Dictionary definitions for surgeon

surgeon

noun
  1. a medical practioner who specializes in surgery
  2. a medical officer in the Royal Navy
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Word Origin for surgeon

C14: from Anglo-Norman surgien, from Old French cirurgien; see surgery
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Word Origin and History for surgeon

n.

c.1300, from Anglo-French surgien (13c.), from Old French serurgien, cirurgien, from cirurgie "surgery," from Latin chirurgia, from Greek kheirourgia, from kheirourgos "working or done by hand," from kheir "hand" (see chiro-) + ergon "work" (see urge (v.)).

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surgeon in Medicine

surgeon

(sûrjən)
n.
  1. A physician who specializes in surgery.
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