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surgeon

EnglishEdit

Surgeons at work.

EtymologyEdit

From Anglo-Norman surgien, sirogen (Old French surgien et al.), from a Vulgar Latin derivative of Latin chīrūrgia (surgery).

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NounEdit

surgeon (plural surgeons)

  1. One who performs surgery; a doctor who performs operations on people or animals.
    The surgeon refused to operate because the patient was her son.
  2. A surgeonfish.

Usage notesEdit

  • In the UK, a surgeon holds a fellowship or a postgraduate degree in order to be known as a surgeon. For instance: FRCS or Master of Surgery
  • In the United States, a surgeon belongs to a subcategory of doctors (physicians) whose practice is largely or exclusively focused on surgery. They generally hold a credential from a medical body regulating the specialty in which they practice.

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NounEdit

surgeon m (plural surgeons)

  1. (botany) sprout
  2. offspring

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