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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Surgeon  \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. 
  {Surgeon  general}. 
  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. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  a  physician  who  specializes  in  surgery  [syn:  {operating 
  surgeon},  {sawbones}] 

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