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Definition of Surgeon general
Surgeon generalSurgeon Sur"geon, n. [OE. surgien, OF. surgien, contr. fr.
chirurgien. See Chirurgeon.]
1. One whose profession or occupation is to cure diseases or
injuries of the body by manual operation; one whose
occupation is to cure local injuries or disorders (such as
wounds, dislocations, tumors, etc.), whether by manual
operation, or by medication and constitutional treatment.
2. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of ch[ae]todont
fishes of the family Teuthid[ae], or Acanthurid[ae],
which have one or two sharp lancelike spines on each side
of the base of the tail. Called also surgeon fish,
doctor fish, lancet fish, and sea surgeon.
Surgeon apothecary, one who unites the practice of surgery
with that of the apothecary. --Dunglison.
Surgeon dentist, a dental surgeon; a dentist.
Surgeon fish. See def. 2, above.
(a) In the United States army, the chief of the medical
(b) In the British army, a surgeon ranking next below the
chief of the medical department.
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