|—n , pl surgeons general|
|1.||(in the British, US, and certain other armies and navies) the senior officer of the medical service|
|2.||the head of the public health service in the US|
Surgeon General n. pl. Surgeons General
The chief general officer in the medical departments of the U.S. Army, Navy, or Air force.
The chief medical officer in the U.S. Public Health Service or in a state public health service.