surgeon, operating surgeon, sawbones(noun)
a physician who specializes in surgery
One who performs surgery; a doctor who performs operations on people or animals.
The surgeon refused to operate because the patient was her son.
Origin: From surgien, sirogen (Old French serurgien et al.), from a derivative of chirurgia.
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
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
Origin: [OE. surgien, OF. surgien, contr. fr. chirurgien. See Chirurgeon.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sur′jun, n. one who treats injuries or diseases by manual operations.—ns. Sur′geoncy, Sur′geonship, the office or employment of a surgeon in the army or navy; Sur′gery, act and art of treating lesions or malformations of the human body by manual operations, mediate and immediate: a place for surgical operations.—adj. Sur′gical, pertaining to surgeons, or to surgery: done by surgery.—adv. Sur′gically. [A doublet of chirurgeon (q.v.).]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'surgeon' in Nouns Frequency: #2118
The numerical value of surgeon in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of surgeon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Never ask a surgeon whether you need an operation.
She got her looks from her father. He's a plastic surgeon.
A poor surgeon hurts 1 person at a time. A poor teacher hurts 130.
An economist is a surgeon with an excellent scalpel and a rough-edged lancet, who operates beautifully on the dead and tortures the living.
Americans don't want a surgeon general who might use this position of trust to promote his own personal campaign against the Second Amendment of the Constitution.
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Translations for surgeon
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- cirurgiàCatalan, Valencian
- Chirurg, ChirurginGerman
- cirujana, cirujanoSpanish
- chirurgien, chirurgienneFrench
- lighicheScottish Gaelic
- cirurxián, cirurxiáGalician
- 執刀医, 外科医Japanese
- хирург, оташыKazakh
- cerah, operator, kîrûrg, birînsaz, emeliyatkerKurdish
- хирургOssetian, Ossetic
- hirurg, хирург, kirurg, кирургSerbo-Croatian
- cérudjin, cérudjinneWalloon
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