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Topic: NURSES, DOCTORS, ETC

Date: 1300-1400
Language: Anglo-French
Origin: surgien, from Old French cirurgien, from cirurgie; SURGERY

surgeon

noun
     
sur‧geon [countable]
MN a doctor who does operations in a hospital
dental surgeonWORD FOCUS: hospital WORD FOCUS: hospital
types of hospital: medical center American English (a big hospital)
maternity hospital
(for women who are having a baby)
mental hospital
/psychiatric hospital (for people who are mentally ill)
clinic
(for people receiving a particular kind of treatment)
hospice
(for people who are dying)
nursing home
(for old people)

parts of a hospital: A&E also casualty British English, emergency room American English, operating theatre British English/operating room American English, ward, unit

people in a hospital: doctor, nurse, surgeon, patient, orderly


See also
hospital
WORD FOCUS: doctor WORD FOCUS: doctor
similar words: physician especially AmE, GP British English, consultant, registrar

a doctor who does operations: surgeon

a doctor who treats mental illnesses: psychiatrist, psychotherapist, shrink informal

a doctor who treats people's teeth: dentist, orthodontist

a doctor who treats animals: vet, veterinarian especially AmE

someone who is training to be a doctor: medical student, intern American English

the place where you go to see your doctor: surgery British English, office American English


See also
doctor
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