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 An anesthesiologist and researcher who was previously dean of the University of Iowa’s medical school, Schwinn also has two adult daughters. Terry Spencer,, "College president Zooms with students isolated due to virus," 18 Mar. 2021 The news station identified Wright as an anesthesiologist who was once affiliated with the Mount Sinai Medical Center. Minyvonne Burke, NBC News, "Social distancing dispute leads to hate crime charges against Florida doctor," 23 Mar. 2021 Nora was positioned on the table while Crook assisted the anesthesiologist. The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, "Nora the polar bear’s many challenges, including leg surgery, are recounted in a new book. Here’s an excerpt.," 19 Mar. 2021 Despite her wishes for an epidural, Moore said her anesthesiologist forbade it, since her platelet level was dropping exponentially. Charles Trepany, USA TODAY, "Mandy Moore details 'harrowing' delivery of son August after home birth plans got derailed," 13 Mar. 2021 Discussions about the rollback had been ongoing over the last week and a half, said Zerwas, who is a former Republican state representative and an anesthesiologist. Dallas News, "Gov. Abbott ended Texas mask mandate without input from all his COVID-19 medical advisers," 4 Mar. 2021 Her anesthesiologist told them about Elwina's cloudy spinal fluid and explained symptoms consistent with fungal meningitis. Jason Dearen, Star Tribune, "EXCERPT: 'Kill Shot' probes shadow industry, deadly disease," 23 Feb. 2021 Not only that, but the anesthesiologist also offers up one of the most satisfyingly introspective and philosophical Quarantine Questionnaires yet. Dalton Ross,, "Survivor Quarantine Questionnaire: Marcus Lehman regrets 'playing by the rules'," 25 Feb. 2021 The anesthesiologist happened to be a partner at the clinic where Elwina had received her injections and confirmed that she'd been given the steroid. Jason Dearen, Star Tribune, "EXCERPT: 'Kill Shot' probes shadow industry, deadly disease," 23 Feb. 2021

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1922, in the meaning defined above

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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 anesthesiologist (audio) \

Medical Definition of anesthesiologist

: anesthetist specifically : a physician specializing in anesthesiology

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