Medical Dictionary


noun doc·tor \ˈdäk-tər\

Medical Definition of DOCTOR

a :  a person who has earned one of the highest academic degrees (as a PhD) conferred by a university b :  a person awarded an honorary doctorate by a college or university
:  a person skilled or specializing in healing arts; especially :  one (as a physician, dentist, or veterinarian) who holds an advanced degree and is licensed to practice
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