Definition of surgeon in English:

surgeon

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Pronunciation: /ˈsəːdʒ(ə)n
 
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noun

  • 1A medical practitioner qualified to practise surgery.
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    • 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.

Origin

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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