Neurosurgeon
: A physician trained in surgery of the nervous system and who specializes in surgery on the brain and other parts of the nervous system. Sometimes called a "brain surgeon."
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A surgeon specializing in operations on the brain, spinal cord, spinal column, and peripheral nerves.

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neu·ro·sur·geon .n(y)u̇r-ō-'sər-jən, 'n(y)u̇r-ō-.sər-jən n a surgeon specializing in neurosurgery

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neu·ro·sur·geon (noorґo-sur″jən) a physician who specializes in neurosurgery.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • neurosurgeon — (n.) also neuro surgeon, 1887, from NEURO (Cf. neuro ) + SURGEON (Cf. surgeon). Related: Neurosurgery; neurosurgical …   Etymology dictionary

  • neurosurgeon — neurosurgery ► NOUN ▪ surgery performed on the nervous system. DERIVATIVES neurosurgeon noun neurosurgical adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • neurosurgeon — noun see neurosurgery …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • neurosurgeon — See neurosurgery. * * * …   Universalium

  • neurosurgeon — noun A surgeon specializing in brain surgery …   Wiktionary

  • neurosurgeon — n. one who performs surgery on the nervous system (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • neurosurgeon — neu·ro·surgeon …   English syllables

  • neurosurgeon — /njuroʊˈsɜdʒən/ (say nyoohroh serjuhn) noun a doctor specialising in neurosurgery …   Australian English dictionary

  • neurosurgeon — A doctor who specializes in surgery on the brain, spine, and other parts of the nervous system …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • neurosurgeon — noun someone who does surgery on the nervous system (especially the brain) • Syn: ↑brain surgeon • Hypernyms: ↑surgeon, ↑operating surgeon, ↑sawbones * * * ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ at neuro + …   Useful english dictionary

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