Surgeon General


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Surgeon General

n. pl. Surgeons General Abbr. SG
1. The chief medical officer in the US Public Health Service or in a state public health service.
2. The chief general officer in the medical departments of the US Army, Navy, or Air Force.

surgeon general

n, pl surgeons general
1. (Military) (in the British, US, and certain other armies and navies) the senior officer of the medical service
2. (Medicine) (in the British, US, and certain other armies and navies) the senior officer of the medical service
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the head of the public health service in the US

sur′geon gen′eral



n., pl. surgeons general.
1. the chief of medical services in one of the armed forces.
2. (caps.) the head of the U.S. Bureau of Public Health or, in some states, of a state health agency.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.surgeon general - the head of the United States Public Health ServiceSurgeon General - the head of the United States Public Health Service
executive, executive director - a person responsible for the administration of a business
2.Surgeon General - the senior medical officer in an Army or Navy
medical officer, medic - a medical practitioner in the armed forces
Translations

surgeon general

n (Mil) → Sanitätsinspekteur(in) m(f); (US) → ˜ Gesundheitsminister(in) m(f)

Surgeon General

n (Am) the Surgeon Generalil ministro della Sanità
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