Definition of surgeon general in English:

surgeon general

Syllabification: sur·geon gen·er·al

noun (plural surgeons general)

  • The head of a public health service or of an armed forces medical service.
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    • Approval was practically guaranteed as agencies from the DoD, Army, Air Force and the consultant to the Army surgeon general for Veterinary Clinical Medicine scurried to expedite Fluffy's retirement.
    • Furthermore, the Air Force surgeon general has developed expeditionary medical teams with the capabilities to support war fighting that can be readily tailored and deployed to domestic disaster scenes.
    • ‘Your commander has to approve, the medical group commander has to approve, and then the surgeon general of the Air Force has to approve,’ Kirk said.

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