flight surgeon


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flight surgeon

n.
An air force physician who specializes in aeromedicine.

flight surgeon

n
(Military) a medical officer specializing in aviation medicine in the US and certain other air forces

flight′ sur`geon


n.
a medical officer in the U.S. Air Force who is trained in aviation medicine.
[1920–25]

flight surgeon

A physician specially trained in aviator medical practice whose primary duty is the medical examination and medical care of aircrew.
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medical officer, medic - a medical practitioner in the armed forces
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