noun, plural (especially collectively) surgeonfish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) surgeonfishes.
any tropical, coral-reef fish of the family Acanthuridae, with one or more sharp spines near the base of the tail fin.
noun (pl) -fish, -fishes
any tropical marine spiny-finned fish of the family Acanthuridae, having a compressed brightly coloured body with one or more knifelike spines at the base of the tail
noun, plural surgeons general. 1. the chief of medical services in one of the armed forces. 2. (initial capital letters) the head of the U.S. Bureau of Public Health or, in some states, of a state health agency. surgeon general noun (pl) surgeons general 1. (in the British, US, and certain other armies and navies) […]
noun 1. a small device to protect a computer, telephone, television set, or the like from damage by high-voltage electrical surges. surge protector A device, typically portable and containing its own electrical outlets, used to provide regulated electric power for other electric devices. Surge protectors get their power from standard household or industrial electrical sources […]
noun, plural surgeries for 3–5. 1. the art, practice, or work of treating diseases, injuries, or deformities by manual or operative procedures. 2. the branch of medicine concerned with such treatment. 3. treatment, as an operation, performed by a surgeon. 4. a room or place for surgical operations. 5. British. a doctor’s or dentist’s office […]
noun 1. a large surge chamber. noun 1. (engineering) a tank used to absorb surges in flow