a physician who specializes in surgery.

1250–1300; Middle English surgien < Anglo-French, alteration of Old French cirurgien chirurgeon Unabridged
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surgeon (ˈsɜːdʒən)
1.  a medical practioner who specializes in surgery
2.  a medical officer in the Royal Navy
[C14: from Anglo-Norman surgien, from Old French cirurgien; see surgery]

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Word Origin & History

c.1300, from Anglo-Fr. surgien (13c.), from O.Fr. serurgien, cirurgien, from cirurgie "surgery," from L. chirurgia, from Gk. kheirourgia, from kheirourgos "working or done by hand," from kheir "hand" + ergon "work" (see urge (v.)). Surgery (c.1300) is from O.Fr. surgerie, contracted
from serurgerie, from L.L. chirurgia.
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Medical Dictionary

surgeon sur·geon (sûr'jən)
A physician who specializes in surgery.

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Example sentences
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Most important, the briefing must respond to the questions and concerns of the
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