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surgeon general

Pronunciation: sur'jon jen'er-al

Definition: The chief medical officer in the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, or Public Health Service. In some foreign military services, any member of the medical corps who has the rank of general, not necessarily the chief medical officer.

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