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PhD

abbreviation

Definition of PhD

  1. doctor of philosophy



Origin and Etymology of phd

New Latin philosophiae doctor


Medical Dictionary

PhD

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abbreviation or noun \ˌpē-ˌāch-ˈdē\

Medical Definition of PhD

  1. 1:  an earned academic degree conferring the rank and title of doctor of philosophy

  2. 2:  a person who has a doctor of philosophy




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