Definitions for surgeonˈsɜr dʒən

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  1. surgeon, operating surgeon, sawbones(noun)

    a physician who specializes in surgery

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  1. surgeon(Noun)

    One who performs surgery; a doctor who performs operations on people or animals.

    The surgeon refused to operate because the patient was her son.

  2. Origin: From surgien, sirogen (Old French serurgien et al.), from a derivative of chirurgia.

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  1. Surgeon(noun)

    one whose profession or occupation is to cure diseases or injuries of the body by manual operation; one whose occupation is to cure local injuries or disorders (such as wounds, dislocations, tumors, etc.), whether by manual operation, or by medication and constitutional treatment

  2. Surgeon(noun)

    any one of numerous species of chaetodont fishes of the family Teuthidae, or Acanthuridae, which have one or two sharp lancelike spines on each side of the base of the tail. Called also surgeon fish, doctor fish, lancet fish, and sea surgeon

  3. Origin: [OE. surgien, OF. surgien, contr. fr. chirurgien. See Chirurgeon.]

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  1. Surgeon

    In medicine, a surgeon is a specialist in surgery. Surgery is a broad category of invasive medical treatment that involves the cutting of a body, whether that of a human or other animal, for a specific reason such as the removal of diseased tissue or to repair a tear or breakage. Surgeons may be physicians, dentists, podiatrists or veterinarians. In the U.S., surgeons train for longer than other specialists; only after 9 years of training do they qualify. These years include 4 years of medical school and a minimum of 5 years of residency.

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'surgeon' in Nouns Frequency: #2118


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