an·​es·​the·​si·​ol·​o·​gist | \ ˌa-nəs-ˌthē-zē-ˈä-lə-jist How to pronounce anesthesiologist (audio) \
plural anesthesiologists

Definition of anesthesiologist

: anesthetist specifically : a physician specializing in anesthesiology

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Recent Examples on the Web The lawsuit says that after the anesthesiologist and nurse returned from leaving Nguyen unobserved, the doctor found that the teen's lips and face had turned blue and that discoloration was spreading across her body. Phil Mccausland, NBC News, "18-year-old getting breast-enhancement surgery went into coma, lawsuit says," 21 Dec. 2019 Melson, an anesthesiologist and medical researcher, sponsored a medical marijuana bill earlier this year. Mike Cason |, al, "Alabama study commission votes to recommend medical marijuana," 21 Dec. 2019 Teixeira, 33, is charged with killing the two anesthesiologists in their 11th-floor unit at the Macallen Building on May 5, 2017, just weeks after he had been released from jail after serving nine months for robbing the same bank twice., "A man on trial for the murders of two doctors inside their South Boston condominium told police that the worst thing he did was steal jewelry from the couple “cause I’m greedy,” according to a recording of the interview played in court Friday.," 7 Dec. 2019 Melson is a medical researcher and anesthesiologist who sponsored a medical marijuana bill this year. Mike Cason |, al, "What’s in Alabama’s draft bill on medical marijuana?," 19 Dec. 2019 At issue is custody of the four-year-old daughter that research biologist Michelle Monasky had in Italy with her former husband, Italian anesthesiologist Domenico Taglieri. Sabrina Eaton, cleveland, "U.S. Supreme Court to hear international child custody dispute from Cleveland area," 10 Dec. 2019 Under current law, patients might find that their surgeon is in network but the anesthesiologist on duty is out of network. Arika Herron, Indianapolis Star, "Banning cellphones while driving, raising smoking age: Here are Holcomb's goals for 2020," 10 Dec. 2019 These inflated prices are then imposed on out-of-network patients, most egregiously in the practice of surprise medical billing in which patients encounter deliberately out-of-network air ambulances and independent anesthesiologists. Kevin Schulman, Twin Cities, "Kevin Schulman: ‘Medicare for All’ won’t fix soaring health care costs," 24 Nov. 2019 The six Republicans looking to keep Zerwas' seat red include anesthesiologist Anna Allred, former City Council member Tricia Krenek and retired Drug Enforcement Administration official Gary Hale. Caitlin Conant, CBS News, "2020 Sunday Trail Markers: Kamala Harris says she's "practically living in Iowa"," 3 Nov. 2019

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1922, in the meaning defined above

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“Anesthesiologist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of anesthesiologist

US, medical : a doctor who specializes in anesthesia and anesthetics


variants: or chiefly British anaesthesiologist \ ˌan-​əs-​ˌthē-​zē-​ˈäl-​ə-​jəst How to pronounce anaesthesiologist (audio) \

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