Definition of Surgeon General noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Surgeon General

BrE BrE//ˌsɜːdʒən ˈdʒenrəl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsɜːrdʒən ˈdʒenrəl//
(pl. Surgeons General)
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(in the US) the head of a public health service or of a medical service in the armed forces Surgeon General’s warning: cigarette smoking causes cancer
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: Surgeon General