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surgeon

[sur-juh n] /ˈsɜr dʒən/
noun
1.
a physician who specializes in surgery.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English surgien < Anglo-French, alteration of Old French cirurgien chirurgeon
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  • surgeons had been unable to remove the central ligature in his amputated arm.
  • surgeons discovered cancer in one lung that spread to his aorta.
  • This division of labour led to the distinction between physicians and surgeons.
  • However, many surgeons are now performing endoscopic techniques.
British Dictionary definitions for surgeons

surgeon

/ˈsɜːdʒən/
noun
1.
a medical practioner who specializes in surgery
2.
a medical officer in the Royal Navy
Word Origin
C14: from Anglo-Norman surgien, from Old French cirurgien; see surgery
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Word Origin and History for surgeons

surgeon

n.

c.1300, from Anglo-French surgien (13c.), from Old French serurgien, cirurgien, from cirurgie "surgery," from Latin chirurgia, from Greek kheirourgia, from kheirourgos "working or done by hand," from kheir "hand" (see chiro-) + ergon "work" (see urge (v.)).

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surgeons in Medicine

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

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