surgeon (ser´jun)

1. A physician who treats disease, injury, and deformity by operation or manipulation. 2. In England, formerly a practitioner without a degree of M.D. but with the license of the Royal College of Surgeons. [G. cheirougos; L. chirurgus]
attending s.a surgical member of the attending staff of a hospital.
dental s.a general practitioner of dentistry; a dentist with the D.D.S. or D.M.D. degree.
house s.the senior member of the surgical house staff responsible for the execution of the orders of the attending s., and who also substitutes when the latter is absent.
oral s.a dentist who specializes in oral surgery.


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