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surgeon

 [sur´jen]
1. a physician who specializes in the treatment of diseases, injuries, and deformities by manual or operative methods.
2. the senior medical officer of a military unit.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

sur·geon

(sŭr'jŏn),
A physician who treats disease, injury, and deformity by operation or manipulation.
[G. cheirougos; L. chirurgus]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

surgeon

(sûr′jən)
n.
A physician specializing in surgery.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

surgeon

A physician trained in the surgical arts.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

surgeon

A physician trained in surgical arts. See Breast surgeon, Colorectal surgeon, General surgeon, Maxillofacial surgeon, Neurosurgeon surgeon, Oral surgeon, Plastic surgeon, Vascular surgeon.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

sur·geon

(sŭr'jŏn)
A physician who treats disease, injury, and deformity by operation or manipulation.
[G. cheirougos; L. chirurgus]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

surgeon

A medical practitioner whose practice is limited to the diseases treated by surgical operation and who performs such treatment. General surgeons operate on almost all parts of the body but are now uncommon. The practice of specialist surgeons includes cardiovascular surgery, neurosurgery, orthopaedic surgery, ophthalmic surgery, genitourinary surgery and ear, nose and throat surgery.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

sur·geon

(sŭr'jŏn)
A physician who treats disease, injury, and deformity by operation or manipulation.
[G. cheirougos; L. chirurgus]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
References in classic literature ?
The surgeon's attention was absorbed in his own subject.
The only two men who still cared nothing about it were Geoffrey and the surgeon. There sat the first, stolidly neutral--indifferent alike to the attack and the defense.
For some little time past the surgeon had discontinued his steady investigation of Geoffrey's face, and had given all his attention to the discussion, with the air of a man whose self-imposed task had come to an end.
He can not only be badly wounded, but his life is in danger; and he would sometimes lose it but for the interference of the surgeon. It is not intended that his life shall be endangered.
"I was thinking of the English lady," answered the surgeon. "The kitchen is not quite the place for her.
"They are two fine women," he said, "and Surgeon Surville is a ladies' man.
The surgeon leaned over the body, and raised the left hand.
The surgeon now ordered his patient to be stript to his shirt, and then entirely baring the arm, he began to stretch and examine it, in such a manner that the tortures he put him to caused Jones to make several wry faces; which the surgeon observing, greatly wondered at, crying, "What is the matter, sir?
When all was ready, this man, still taking his last hurried charges from his comrades and the surgeon after the windlass had begun to lower him, disappeared into the pit.
The bearers being now ready to carry him away, and the surgeon being anxious for his removal, those who had torches or lanterns, prepared to go in front of the litter.
He now interposes, addressing the young surgeon in his unmoved, professional way.
While she is gone, the surgeon abandons his hopeless investigation and covers its subject with the patchwork counterpane.