clinician

noun cli·ni·cian \ kli-ˈni-shən \
Updated on: 13 Apr 2018

Definition of clinician

1 : a person qualified in the clinical practice of medicine, psychiatry, or psychology as distinguished from one specializing in laboratory or research techniques or in theory
2 : a person who conducts a clinic

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First Known Use of clinician

1875

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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CLINICIAN Defined for English Language Learners

clinician

Definition of clinician for English Language Learners

  • : a person (such as a doctor or nurse) who works directly with patients rather than in a laboratory or as a researcher


Medical Dictionary

clinician

noun cli·ni·cian \ klin-ˈish-ən \

medical Definition of clinician

: an individual qualified in the clinical practice of medicine, psychiatry, or psychology as distinguished from one specializing in laboratory or research techniques or in theory


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