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 Dictionary entry overview: What does surgeon mean? 

SURGEON (noun)
  The noun SURGEON has 1 sense:

1. a physician who specializes in surgery

  Familiarity information: SURGEON used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

SURGEON (noun)

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A physician who specializes in surgery

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Nouns denoting people


operating surgeon; sawbones; surgeon

Hypernyms ("surgeon" is a kind of...):

doc; doctor; Dr.; MD; medico; physician (a licensed medical practitioner)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "surgeon"):

amputator (a surgeon who remove part or all of a limb)

cosmetic surgeon; plastic surgeon (a surgeon who beautifies the body (especially the face))

brain surgeon; neurosurgeon (someone who does surgery on the nervous system (especially the brain))

Instance hyponyms:

James Parkinson; Parkinson (English surgeon (1755-1824))

Baron Lister; Joseph Lister; Lister (English surgeon who was the first to use antiseptics (1827-1912))

Gorgas; William Crawford Gorgas (United States Army surgeon who suppressed yellow fever in Havana and in the Panama Canal Zone (1854-1920))

De Bakey; Michael Ellis De Bakey (United States heart surgeon who in 1966 implanted the first artificial heart in a human patient (born in 1908))

Cowper; William Cowper (English surgeon who discovered Cowper's gland (1666-1709))

Alexis Carrel; Carrel (French surgeon and biologist who developed a way to suture and graft blood vessels (1873-1944))

Beaumont; William Beaumont (United States surgeon remembered for his studies of digestion (1785-1853))

Reed; Walter Reed (United States physician who proved that yellow fever is transmitted by mosquitoes (1851-1902))

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