What does Surgeon mean?

Definitions for Surgeon
ˈsɜr dʒənSur·geon

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. surgeon, operating surgeon, sawbones(noun)

    a physician who specializes in surgery

Wiktionary

  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.

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

Webster Dictionary

  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

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

  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

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

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Surgeon

    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.).]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. surgeon

    A competent medical officer, appointed to attend the sick and wounded on board a ship of war, for which purpose he has, according to the rate of the ship, from one to two assistants, once called surgeon's mates, but latterly assistant-surgeons (which see).

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. surgeon

    A staff-officer of the medical department. He has the rank of major, but “shall not in virtue of such rank be entitled to command in the line or other staff departments of the army.”

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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How to say Surgeon in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Surgeon in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Surgeon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Surgeon in a Sentence

  1. Captain Christine Sears:

    One on one as a surgeon you can help one person as a time, and that's very dramatic and very fulfilling, (But) being able to reach more people ... is such a blessing, to be able to lead and help more people.

  2. Marshall Allen:

    We thought we would find 'good' and 'bad' hospitals. ... But what we actually found was a quite a bit of variation between surgeons within the same hospital, the surgeon is the captain of the ship.

  3. Gerhard Kocher:

    Never ask a surgeon whether you need an operation.

  4. Wright Jones:

    I still recommend going to a board certified plastic surgeon because there are some really key areas around the ear that need to be avoided and you don’t want to get a complication from such a simple, quick procedure, one is you can have some asymmetry of the earlobes meaning that they look different. You can also get bleeding. There are some important nerves around the ear that should be avoided and also blood vessels. Overall, it’s a fairly quick and simple procedure with low complications but that’s in the hands of a board certified plastic surgeon.

  5. Ernest Leroy Boyer:

    A poor surgeon hurts 1 person at a time. A poor teacher hurts 130.

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