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surgeon general

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Definition of surgeon general in English:

noun (plural surgeons general)

(Chiefly in the US) the head of a public health service or of the medical service of an army, navy, or air force.
Example sentences
  • 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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