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.).]
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
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
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
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
Examples of surgeon in a Sentence
There will always be a surgeon there.
The surgeon is the captain of the ship.
My job is cutting and sewing - I am a surgeon.
Never ask a surgeon whether you need an operation.
She got her looks from her father. He's a plastic 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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