Definition of surgeon in English:


Line breaks: sur|geon
Pronunciation: /ˈsəːdʒ(ə)n


1A medical practitioner qualified to practise surgery.
More example sentences
  • Early group portraits show noble surgeons parading their medical knowledge with elitist pomp.
  • Many surgeons working in private practice and in cosmetic clinics would not meet these criteria.
  • Patients with jaundice are still most often referred to surgeons, though in practice few require surgery.
1.1A doctor in the navy.


Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French surgien, contraction of Old French serurgien, based on Latin chirurgia, from Greek kheirourgia 'handiwork, surgery', from kheir 'hand' + ergon 'work'.

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