Meaning of “Surgeon General” in the English Dictionary

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"Surgeon General" in British English

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Surgeon Generalnoun [ C usually singular ]

uk /ˌsɜː.dʒən ˈdʒen.ər.əl/ us /ˌsɝː.dʒən ˈdʒen.ɚ.əl/

the person who is in charge of the US Public Health Service (= a government department responsible for protecting public health), or the person with a similar job in a state

(Definition of “Surgeon General” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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