Definition of surgeon in English:

surgeon

noun

  • 1A medical practitioner qualified to practise surgery.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Ruth was referred to a vascular surgeon to assess her splenic artery aneurysm.’
    • ‘The American Society of Plastic Surgeons is the largest organization of board-certified plastic surgeons in the world.’
    • ‘For the first three years, he was the sole orthopaedic surgeon at the hospital.’
    • ‘The paediatric cardiac surgeons now have data that are robust and rigorous.’
    • ‘General thoracic surgeons do both of these procedures and may be clustered in specific hospitals.’
    • ‘The qualified veterinary surgeon was previously director of consumer protection at the Food Safety Authority.’
    • ‘I was once telephoned by a heart transplant surgeon about whom I had written.’
    • ‘The trauma surgeon performs a focused abdominal sonogram.’
    • ‘A heart surgeon performed a different form of surgery when he faced a class of schoolchildren.’
    • ‘We have to help them become brain surgeons.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, the treatment involves the surgeon's knife.’
    • ‘In the emotional version the father is a surgeon operating on a severely injured accident victim.’
    • ‘One quick snip of the surgeon's knife and the pain will be gone.’
    • ‘I could have dreamt of becoming the best surgeon in the world.’
    • ‘She suffered a broken left thigh and was operated on by surgeons at the hospital.’
    • ‘The surgeon inserts the delivery device directly into the artery.’
    • ‘The patient is seen in the surgeon's office the morning after surgery.’
    1. 1.1A doctor in the navy.
      physician, medical practitioner, medical man, medical woman, clinician, doctor of medicine, MD

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’.

Pronunciation

surgeon

/ˈsəːdʒ(ə)n/