Surgeon

Definition of Surgeon

Sur´geon
n.1.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.(Zool.) Any one of numerous species of chætodont fishes of the family Teuthidæ, or Acanthuridæ, 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.
Surgeon apothecary
one who unites the practice of surgery with that of the apothecary.
Surgeon dentist
a dental surgeon; a dentist.
- Dunglison.
Surgeon fish
See def. 2, above.
Surgeon general
a - In the United States army, the chief of the medical department.
b - In the British army, a surgeon ranking next below the chief of the medical department.

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