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physician

noun phy·si·cian \fə-ˈzi-shən\

: a medical doctor; especially : a medical doctor who is not a surgeon

Full Definition of PHYSICIAN

1
:  a person skilled in the art of healing; specifically :  one educated, clinically experienced, and licensed to practice medicine as usually distinguished from surgery
2
:  one exerting a remedial or salutary influence
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Examples of PHYSICIAN

  1. <you should always consult a physician if you develop a high fever>

Origin of PHYSICIAN

Middle English phisicien, fisicien, from Anglo-French, from phisique medicine
First Known Use: 13th century

Other Medicine Terms

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PHYSICIAN Defined for Kids

physician

noun phy·si·cian \fə-ˈzi-shən\

Definition of PHYSICIAN for Kids

:  a specialist in healing human disease :  a doctor of medicine
Medical Dictionary

physician

noun phy·si·cian \fə-ˈzish-ən\

Medical Definition of PHYSICIAN

:  a skilled health-care professional trained and licensed to practice medicine; specifically :  a doctor of medicine or osteopathy

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